Thursday, January 25, 2007

Save The Internet

There is a grassroots movement taking place in support of something called Net Neutrality. Here is the beginning of an article about this:
During the last 15 years, the Internet has become the purest forum for free expression for all of humanity with a likeness never seen before. Sadly, the freedom of the Internet is under fire — and under the media radar — courtesy of America’s telecom and data companies that are attempting to end network neutrality.

I suggest reading the very short article in full. Also, the video below will give you a good summary of the issue we are faced with.

The video comes from the website If you are concerned about this issue, you can visit the website and sign a petition that will go directly to your Senator.

I suggest reading the FAQs page they provide to learn more of the simple details of what is happening. One such detail is:
What is this about?

This is about Internet freedom. "Network Neutrality" -- the First Amendment of the Internet -- ensures that the public can view the smallest blog just as easily as the largest corporate Web site by preventing Internet companies like AT&T from rigging the playing field for only the highest-paying sites.

But Internet providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are spending millions of dollars lobbying Congress to gut Net Neutrality. If Congress doesn't take action now to implement meaningful Net Neutrality provisions, the future of the Internet is at risk.

What does this mean to you? If Net Neutrality dissapears, so will our ability to have a free voice... the way that personal websites and blogs give us. Please go the the website and sign the petition. Then email your friends and blog about it.


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