Corporations United v. Net Neutrality

Al Franken Slams Supreme Court: “This could lead to the creation of a high-speed lane for wealthy corporations and transform the Internet from an open playing field into yet another place where powerful economic elites have a bigger megaphone than the rest of us.  Some of the same people who were instrumental in the Federalist Society’s effort to change our legal system are now working to help corporations increase their control over the flow of information.  If you control the flow of information, you can control the conversation. . . .  If you can control the conversation, you can change this country.”  (Think “Waterboarding in the Media” and “Torture Is. . . .”)

The Fate of the Internet — Decided in a Back Room: “This is what a failed democracy looks like: After years of avid public support for Net Neutrality – involving millions of people from across the political spectrum – the federal regulator quietly huddles with industry lobbyists to eliminate basic protections and serve Wall Street’s bottom line.”

Yet, Obama to Expand Broadband Internet Across U.S. (??)
Interesting timing, considering what is happening behind closed doors at the FCC.  And, if Net Neutrality is quashed, expanded broadband will be essentially meaningless (unless you are a controlling interest corporation).  (Remind anyone of the Mandate/Public Option setup/sellout?)

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5 Responses to Corporations United v. Net Neutrality

  1. seaclearly says:

    “Rep. Alan Grayson . . . aligned himself with the telecom industry and pressured the Federal Communications Commission not to write regulations protecting the principle of Net Neutrality.”

    “On Monday, Google is expected to announce a deal with Verizon that would end net neutrality and allow telecom companies to slow down particular websites and charge fees similar to cable for access to certain sites on mobile devices. Verizon, under the agreement being negotiated, could crush blogs, companies or political candidates by slowing down their sites.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/05/alan-grayson-sides-with-t_n_672313.html

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