Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Net Neutrality

Opening the Internet

“Ever since the Internet was created, it's been organized around the basic principles of openness, fairness, and freedom. There are no gatekeepers deciding which sites you get to access. There are no toll roads on the information super highway. This set of principles, the idea of net neutrality, has unleashed the power of the Internet and given innovators the chance to thrive. Abandoning these principles would threaten to end the internet as we know it. . . .  

“We cannot allow Internet service providers to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas. 

—President Barack Obama, supporting a four-point net neutrality plan to preserve free access and information flow online, Nov. 10, 2014 See Daily Kos

Editorial Comment: Free tubes and wires in every pot!

Related: What is Net Neutrality? The ACLU

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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 * name thanks to Donna Ulrich

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