Get ready to go back to the old days of metered Internet if Big Cable and Big Telco have their way. How about some throwback AOL-style junk mail clogging your postbox?
“Comcast-exclusive deal for new subscribers: Get 500 hours free!”
Why usage-based billing is a threat to the open internet, and what can be done to stop it
Source: Big Cable’s Sledgehammer Is Coming Down — Backchannel — Medium
While I’m not a fan of the partisan tone of the publication, it’s great to note when we can come together in solidarity against a blithering idiot. While I know that the responses featured are cherry-picked, it gives me great hope to know that there are some decent, right-thinking people out there that don’t blindly follow the “party line”.
I know that we on the left are used to lashing out at the Tea Party and Ted Cruzes in our country, but when even his own team is calling him out, it makes me think that maybe, just maybe, there is hope for this nation.
(via Liberals Unite)
Once again, Oatie knocks it out of the park.
This is, hands-down, the single best explanation of Net Neutrality (or as I shall now call it “Preventing Cable Company F**kery”) and why it’s important that I have seen so far. Please watch and say something. Not to me, but to the FCC. www.FCC.gov/comments