Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Net Neutrality At Risk

The Net Neutrality Debate Continues
Should the Verizon-Google prescription for case-by-case oversight of wired access apply to wireless connections as well? Or should the FCC stick to its announced plan to apply a subset of the existing common-carrier rules to wired and wireless carriers alike?
Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

OK Go on Net Neutrality: A Lesson from the Music Industry
Right now the FCC can lastingly protect freedom and equality on the Net. To establish that authority, the agency needs the support of three of its five Commissioners. Two Commissioners, Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn, have loudly backed the effort. What we need is for the chairman to join them and follow through on the plans he laid out months ago. Mr. Genachowski, we, the citizens of the Internet, are with you.
Damian Kulash, Washington Post

Why Al Franken Was Right About Net Neutrality
The Internet is at a crossroads. The FCC's Net Neutrality proceedings have exposed two competing visions for the future of the network that the Supreme Court has called "the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed." Here's the brutal truth: When the dust from rulemaking and the inevitable court battles to follow has settled-- the Internet that we know and love may no longer exist.
Leslie Harris, Huffington Post

FAQ: Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care
Net Neutrality is one of the most important issues -- if not the most important -- in the life of the Internet so far. Yet it's widely misunderstood. Here are the facts.
Paul Kapustka, PC World

Google's 'Open Internet' Proposal Looks Disappointingly Conventional
Google's stance on Net Neutrality shows it's trying to monopolize a market just like a conventional, Microsoft-style Bigfoot would, with corporate guile and misdirection.
Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

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