Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Net Neutrality IS Important

There's been a lot of talk around net neutrality in recent months. As a former Oregon Telecommunications Forum Councilor, I wanted to post a note about the importance of this issue to all of us who rely on the Internet for information, communication and data aggregation. Large corporate ISPs are already restricting user access to some sites and to some downloads. Just review the recent news on Comcast's decision to penalize users deemed to be large downloaders, without defining what constitutes a large download in the first place. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you value your connection, your freedom to surf whatever sites you chose and to download without restriction, then it is time to push back. I found this great explanatory video on Open Left today, and if you are unclear on the issues involved in this argument, check it out.

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