Friday, April 28, 2006

Not dead yet

Tim Karr reports that Congressman Markey has been sufficiently energized by the noise we blogosphericals are making that he is going to try introducing his net neutrality amendment on the floor of the House.

As Tim acknowledges, the amendment does not have a snowball's chance in Hell at this point, I think anything we do to push this issue into the light of day helps us.

Keep fighting.


Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

Don't you get the feeling that most of the people in Congress simply don't understand what is at stake here? And if you ask the man (or woman) on the street (well maybe not where you work, but around here anyway) about net neutrality, same problem.

The way the argument is framed by the Telcos/Cable Providers is that it costs money to use their servers, etc., and people should pay to use their pipes. I think part of the message that needs to get out there is a.) The internet was essentially created with tax payer dollars, and b.) Businesses are already making a ton of money off of the technology.

People don't even get the idea that the airwaves belong to the people, the government just regulates them. How are we going to get people to understand this? Especially when the closest metaphor used to explain it is "pipes"?

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