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Network Neutrality Still An Issue

January 21st, 2009 07:16 am | by Ed |

In recent months I haven't seen nearly as much talk about network neutrality, what it means to average users, what telephone companies and large ISPs want to do with the Internet and perhaps most importantly, what Washington and our newly elected president intend to actually DO about it.

This does not change the fact that it's still a VERY important issue, one that every person using the internet needs to be aware of. It's something that we all need to be getting after our senators and congressional representatives to support. It's something that we need to make absolutely certain that all ISPs, both large and small, understand that the Internet is something that is intended to be a level playing field that allows anyone to publish or receive information in whatever form.

If network neutrality is not mandated and enforced, then eventually "big content" will be the only source of most (if not all) of the content online. The ability and freedom of anyone to publish whatever will be sharply curtailed. Just as it was with radio so long ago.

This video is perhaps one of the best explanations of the network neutrality issue and what it means to the Joe Sixpacks of the internet using world. It's something over ten minutes long but absolutely well worth the watching. I strongly recommend that everybody watch this video at least once. Once you've watched it, share it with your friends and family, anyone who doesn't have a clear idea what network neutrality is and why it's so important.

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