The nation’s largest telecom companies may be trying to gut Net Neutrality, but their investors – many of whom base their success (and ability to invest) on the open Internet – are not applauding the company line.
We’re running a marathon for the next two days, but this is not your normal 26.2 mile race. This marathon involves hauling at least 50,000 petitions to the Federal Communications Commission in support of real Net Neutrality every hour, on the hour until we’ve delivered all 2 million signatures.
More than 80 organizations and businesses are today urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to enact real Net Neutrality rules, not the empty compromise the chairman has proposed.
Do you hear that rumbling? That’s the engines of the “Fairness Doctrine Fear Machine” spinning into high gear, again. The most recent round of misguided fear mongering comes from Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck at Fox News. After a speech from Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps, the pair are making a lot of noise about a new “government takeover of the media.” Unfortunately, it seems like Rep. Joe Barton is drinking their kool-aid.
A few weeks ago, I posted an article to Reddit.com (one of the Internet’s most beloved social news sites) about the woeful prospects for Net Neutrality. I wrote, “If we want Net Neutrality (or anything else), then we need to demand it.”