With news that AT&T and Verizon have just won the most significant chunks of available wireless spectrum, Americans face a future of more of the same: slower Internet speeds for prices that are far higher than what many people pay in Europe and Asia.
There was huge turnout at today's public hearing in Boston on the future of the Internet. Hundreds of concerned citizens arrived to speak out on the importance of an open Internet. Many took the day off from work standing outside in the Boston cold to see the FCC Commissioners. But when they reach the door, they're told they couldn't come in.
The size of the crowd is evidence that many Americans don't want giant corporations like Comcast and Verzion to decide what we can do and where we can go on the Internet.