Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
"America’s Internet, one of the most astounding innovations in history, isn’t broken, yet the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) insists that it needs fixing under a vague notion called “Net Neutrality.”
Net Neutrality refers to the general concept that all content on the Internet should be treated equally when it comes to the speed at which the content loads onto a person’s computer. In practice, though, it would give government broad new powers to police and censor the world wide web and target controversial websites, like this one, under ridiculous concepts like hate speech."
My Insight; This article is one running lie....Read the article carefully and I hope you read this long additional comment of mine as well. Neutrality isn't a vague concept... it the founding principle of the open net that allows this site hate speech at the same speed as everyone else..It is the principle that no one is going to decide for you if this site is true or not or censor it...That responsibility is yours and yours alone. Neutrality means You go where you choose even if it is to a site that promotes lies rather than truth or recruit for ill as well as good....Neutrality means your ISP nor the Government can block you without legal reasons to do so or unless you fail to pay your bill. Net Neutrality does not mean you get the internet access for free... it means "free" choice use of the open internet not that you get it for free. Fast track just means like on the airlines.....They cram you into the sardine places where you get uncomfortable enough to give them more money to have it better..if you can...if you can't just learn to love life in the slow lane while you wait and wait and wait .....and wait to reach who you want to reach and have your customers or a potential boss reach you for that second or even first interview or order...But not to worry maybe you can get a job for the guy that got your business on the fast lane. the job the other person left behind to go to the boss who got tired trying to wait to connect to you or got your application last from the slow lane.
This article and others like it make me sick! Attach America onto the front of something .... Then Tie it to religious ads and then twist the truth and out right deliberately lie and far too many will walk straight into to hell with you and think it's heaven. Watch how many of these kind of links like the one I'm posting here show up since the FCC vote. They try scare the previously uninformed into suddenly caring about internet freedom....Only it is all a down and out lie. Anyone that doesn't know that Net Neutrality isn't new but has instead been the standard of ethical conduct on the WEB before now is a target for these lies. Net Nuetrality was the unwritten rule until our ISPs decided to design their own version of the internet back in 2006 that they want to shape like cable and cell monopoly business they have already corrupted to be their personal piggy bank and link to our pockets and sadly to our minds when it comes to mass media today. It is still the unwritten rule that has had to be fought for monthly and yearly since the internet was moved out of title II under Powell. Now it is time to make it LAW or at least a regulation until that time it becomes the internet LAW or Magna Carta of internet users.
The attempts by the Telecom and Cable industries to grab the internet and shape it their way has left us an ongoing fight to preserve the net for the internet citizens. Anyone that doesn't question putting OBAMA's name on something just to make you hate it really needs to check their idea of truth and is so full of hate they become blind and this site hopes to punch all those emotional buttons and turn you into their personal pawn if you are an Obama hater.
They also make it sound like net neutrality and government spying are tied together or the same thing...one has nothing to do with the other...Spying is a whole different issue and the same folks fighting for net neutrality are the ones exposing the spying and trying to fight it as well...Lose this battle for neutrality and the open internet will no longer be there to tell you were spied on....
The article is right about one thing the government can't spy on you without the industries we do business with handing us to them on a platter...The ISPs are the ones that do and will control and monitor all the links and connections.... with or without neutrality..Do you really want them to do it without regulation or rules?
If we also let ISPs control what we get to hear based on who pays them the best and we will hear only the "WORD FROM THE SPONSOR" AND WHAT THE PEOPLE WITH THE MONEY WANT US TO HEAR...We have been there done that..Right? We know how that works out for us. Let's fight hard to keep their hands off our open access and choice...We pay them to run the connections and we pay them a lot.....We pay these ISPs Too much if they take home billions than still have enough left to buy off our representatives. If they control even more media our Representatives will be hung out to dry if they stand against the mega media machine and their sponsors message...as well as we will be hung out to dry with them..but only after the ISPs have picked our pockets even more.
Really, these same groups and companies out to now mislead people would have liked to have gotten your money without ever letting you hear or know what net neutrality was until it was gone and they could tell you it's too late that is just the way things are. Think about this...Why are these people telling "you" about it now and prevented you to hear about it till now? Because the ISP Telecoms and Cable thought they had it in the bag with 3 industry insiders on the 5 person commission.....Wheeler didn't do as expected, (I'm still many others are watching to see if he is up to something) maybe he did the right thing because he was put under the spotlight by 4 million citizens and a many, many well off investors of possible internet innovative start ups that could be the next Google or even AT&T if the net remains open to all equally.
Net Neutrality was once vague to me 7 years ago because I had no idea what in the world it was and had never heard of it...Tim Wu named it..He is NOT the father of neutrality...He just named the open access nature of the internet that is what created the billions of connections now online and it was A REALLY BAD NAME everyone agrees....Tim Berners-Lee the man who did invent the WEB made it so the internet really allowed us to connect with each other smoothly enough for everyone to want to connect. You just hear the sound of the phrase net neutrality and it puts everyone to sleep and no one wants to get their head around the concept.....that is another reason so many didn't hear about it till these liars started giving it a catchy name the gullible could hate and spread like "Obama care for the net". They knew that would perk up some ears of just the right folks.... We don't need to get rid of Net Neutrality but it could sure use a new catchy name that conveys that it is the very life blood of the open access internet that made the internet the amazing communication tool it is today.
You see cable and telecoms didn't want you to hear of it nor did others with media access bundles to sale...Telecoms and Cable were literally
BANKING on the whole idea you would never even know you had a choice or noticed how they got to change it all or ever realize you once had net neutrality before they took it from you.....like the thief in the crowd that hopes you never notice something was taken from you by them. Comcast bought Universal in hopes of setting you up with their own sponsored content and charging those they didn't own to get access to you or you to get access to them, even though both we and their competiton had already paid for access to each other. Verizon wanted to charge Netflix to reach you smoothly and at one time AT&T tried to block it's customers from Skype to force them to use AT&T's paid service instead. The FCC said no to those things..They didn't stop the buy of Universal...sorry...but the FCC so far has stopped the misuse of that buy to undermine customer choice.
So since the ISPs are now telling the people about "vague" concept of net neutrality maybe more people will be like me ... I was fuzzy on the idea of neutrality's importance or existence then I began to understand what it was once I heard of it and studied it...Maybe they will do their homework too and keep their eyes open and will add to the 4 million and growing standing up for neutrality...That is how I was won over....I was a doubter and really the ISPs proved to be doing all the ill things the save the internet team warned about so when the man from Hollywood films came to town and told our group the internet would be like our cable and cell phone plans by the next year and there was nothing we could do about it...I joined the other team and decided that wasn't happening if I have anything to do with it! I learned more and more about what it was all about (You new net neutrality awareness folks have a greater challenge now the fake internet groups were not all around then ...Those guys were hoping all their deals would be sealed and everyone would never hear of neutrality before it was gone.That was 2007 only two months after I first heard of Net Neutrality and it was the other side (not the save the internet team)... It was the ISP conduct that caused me to join the fight against the telecom and cable attempted coup......I was a doubter no more and knew who the enemy of the WEB was by their own actions that have had to be fought and fought to hold off their efforts ...We lost some....I failed to see how important neutrality would be for mobile devices and they got left out of what little protection was there over the last 7 or 8 years...These new rule I think may bring the mobile devices back under the protection for neutrality...though the on going fight kept the ISPs from messing with mobile too much so far.....Many may have noticed as more and more dropped land lines if they messed with mobile too soon. They need to make sure most the land lines are gone before ticking folks off and telling them their is nothing they can really do about it now...
Millions have had their eyes open for 7 years or more and that is the only reason the person that wrote this article wants to now introduce you to the industries deliberate effort to lie and scare you onto their team...Then they get your money, power and voice......That's OK with me if it was just you that you unwittingly sold out and your own voice and then let Comcast pick what you see and hear from now on...But it isn't just about you...it's about all of us and my granddaughter, students, those with little hope of an open, free internet in such places as Russia or China and other such government controlled places if you unwittingly fork over our open access neutral internet to the old time sponsored voice of only the rich like the cable of yesterday...and still today!....This is also a fight for the artist and writers that no longer have to go through the greedy middle man to reach us unless they choose to...It's also about all of our internet citizens and tiny businesses all over the world and not just yours to throw away.
Just because we don't attach religious symbols to our sites like this one (national faith and freedom conference) and tell you Comcast is really a wicked plan from OBAMA and call it OBAMACAST doesn't mean you have to fall for the lies of those that are willing to do whatever they can to make you fight for them even if it totally wrong for you!....Think about it..... Where does Comcast, Time-Warner, Verizon and AT&T put the holy shows and channels and radio stations once they get control and what they want? How much freedom of expression do you personally get from them...They could offer more voice to local communities than the 1 or two hours on one station. How much of your local matters or serious faith do they show on main prime-time stations and channels? That is an example of their current priority,"fast track" so to speak? Then ask if you really are going to buy these lies? Did they come to your church or home to let you know how much it will cost you to avoid the slow track connection and service and cut a deal with you for sponsored prime fast chunks of the connections??? ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS of yourself and others, left,right and middle!!!!!Then You find the right answers...
Want to do more? Learn about what Net Neutrality really is from someone like Tim Berners-Lee and other like him. Call your ISPs and Representatives and tell them you are not giving up your internet and it's neutrality that helps give all of us a voice and a choice and to make it LAW! Tell Comcast and others we may just start a drive to have their US charter to do business here stripped for damage to us as citizens and consumers and bribing officials with perk jobs in their industry. Remind them We grant them the right to do business here in our communities and we can prevent it as well...We will not be the victim of our ISPs...We paid them with our money and we can decide to pay it to someone else. Don't let them convince you it's our government that is wrong when it is really our ISPs corrupting our government that is wrong and us letting them do it is irresponsible and wrong on our part.
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Now to the next battle I guess...Try not to get tired of fighting for the open net.....if it wasn't a big deal our ISPs wouldn't be putting so much time and money into forcing us out of their way and under their heal. Stand tall and if you haven't joined in on this effort...please consider doing so...You are needed...
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