Our Data/Net Neutrality

 

I’m no Mr. Robot, but smarter people than me are saying that without net neutrality, Internet providers could make companies pay more to have access to an “Internet fast lane”, and giant companies would have a leg up.

Let’s keep the playing field level for everyone. Net neutrality preserves the regulatory scheme as it’s essentially been over the last couple decades, which even Justice Scalia agreed was a good idea. 

Guess who doesn’t? If you guessed Marsha Blackburn, you win a prize. She has spearheaded a deliberate strategy of obfuscation, wiping out our privacy protections while we’ve been distracted by the simultaneous attacks on health care and our planet.

As the Mercury News says:

Blackburn is no consumer advocate. She has accepted nearly $700,000 in campaign contributions from telecom companies. She calls net neutrality “socialistic”… Tech companies and consumer groups have to mobilize for this next threat to net neutrality — and they need to rally not only organized interests but average users of the internet.

Like they said, I wonder if getting over half a million dollars in contributions from telecom companies has anything to do with her thinking there? It’s time for congress to stop listening to special interests, and start prioritizing ours.

Silicon Valley is speaking out against their attack on Net Neutrality. Seems to me we’d be wise to heed their words.

 

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    commented on Our Data/Net Neutrality 2018-10-19 17:28:36 -0500
    They are also trying to starve out the decent and organizing against corruption in this country. Free speech isn’t free if you have to pay through the nose to get your message out to the world. The corporations want to control everything. People who voted for Trump need to wake up and see how much he and his criminal administration have screwed them. Most of what he brags and takes credit for came out of the Obama years. Our country needs more people like you in leadership positions.
    published Our Data/Net Neutrality in Issues 2017-06-12 23:48:50 -0500