Help Us Save the Internet from Big Corporations.
[QUOTE=Linky excerpt]Since the birth and rise of the Internet almost two decades ago, that same concept applied. Known as “network neutrality,” the people who provide your Internet connection were barred from arbitrarily saying where you could surf. It also means all connections work the same, so the site run by some community news blogger can load just as fast as the Gannett-backed site you may be reading this editorial on today. That electronic liberty and democracy is the reason the Internet has exploded and changes American and world culture. No one controls the voices. The size of the chorus redefines overwhelming, but that equality and diversity of voices, and our freedom to choose to whom we listen, is what has defined this as the age of communication.
It is, also, very frustrating for some of the nation's largest telecommunications giants. Long before the Internet, they built the phone and cable networks Web users rely upon. The Internet's explosion has made billionaires out of many garage-based pioneers, but the corporate giants have not had the same luck. Consumers expect access fees to be low, and the corporations that host the party have never really figured out a good way to tap into the Web's booming economic vitality.
hmm.. so this sucks.