Net Bandits

I did not publicize Net Neutrality as strongly as I should have, and I apologize for this. I signed countless petitions, and Shared them on Facebook, but I feel like I could have done more. Corporate control of the internet could end up costing us all, in more ways than one. We should all support the law suits that are looking to overturn this craven betrayal. — YUR


Here Are the Republicans Who Sold 
Your Internet Rights to Their Patrons

Smiling while preaching against the ‘heavy hand of government,’ Chairman Ajit Pai’s just fulfilled exactly what he’d been put in charge to do: to kick the teeth of the Federal Communications Commission, and yank the Internet from everybody but those who can pay to access it.
By a vote of 3 to 2, the FCC all but allowed big broadband providers to create Web lanes. It’s the Rule of the Mighty: to corporate ou social media giants, access online remains the same. To billions of small, independent sites, though, it’ll take forever. Unless you pay extra.
By betraying the its own mission, to protect everyone’s rights to a free Internet, Pai did a huge favor to both the Trump administration, and to his pals at Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, and other big providers that stand to profit from his…

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5 Responses to “Net Bandits”

  1. 1 Colltales December 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I feel the same, and I bet so does a lot of people. Somehow it’s very easy for them to take away from us the handles of this sort of thing, counting on the scarcity of most people’s lives and how many priorities we all have to juggle on a daily basis. Let’s hope that the many activist groups and the Attorneys General of several states get the ball rolling. I don’t mean to say that it should be up them, but we definitely need big shots on our side. Because the Democrats, well, do I have to get there? So we’re basically on our own. Thanks for the reflagging. Cheers

  2. 2 Frances Hatch December 15, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    For 30 years the internet was under corporations. How was it? Pretty fantastic to me! For 2 years Obama’s plan has been in effect, getting started. The government would basically own the internet. Net Neutrality
    would tell us what could be on the net and what couldn’t. Why not keep the net as it was for 30 years? Corporations are not bad. Rights are not going to be taken away. Please leave the net as it was. Don’t let it become a political pawn.

  3. 3 Ritsmith December 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Probably be better off just doing the Jumbles, FYI. The other place is doing ok.

  4. 4 unclerave December 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I LOVE to showcase other fellow bloggers, Smitty. It breaks up the monotony, and introduces the readers to a variety of ideas, via these other blogs. — YUR

  5. 5 lwc December 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    It’s not yet time to lose hope; what they want is easier said than done.

    If you’ve noticed, this administration seems to think they can snap their fingers and get what they want. They haven’t yet figured out that government is long hours and hard work. When they grow up, maybe they’ll figure out that they have to spend the time to talk to people to convince them about everything.

    This is a long way from over !

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