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Why net neutrality is important

Tim Berners-Lee has a blog:

The Internet is increasingly becoming the dominant medium binding us. The neutral communications medium is essential to our society. It is the basis of a fair competitive market economy. It is the basis of democracy, by which a community should decide what to do. It is the basis of science, by which humankind should decide what is true.

Everyone should read his post for a succinct history of the engineering behind the Internet, and why net neutrality is important.

Bottom line: If you want the Internet to run like cable, then end net neutrality.

The Internet ain't broke. And if it were, would you trust the telcos and the cable weasels to fix it?

Even now, these corporations are selling information about us all to Bush's NSA for the Republicans to use to ratfuck us--a story the telcos would doubtless suppress if net neutrality ended and they could control our access to content as they like. (Which is why I'm experimenting with technology to keep my internetworking private, but that's another story.

Kos has the numbers to call.

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