...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Who'll decide what you can see on the Net?

If the US Congress passes legislation, up for a vote next Tuesday (05/09/06), ATT, Comcast, or other major telephone carriers could decide which Web sites you can see fastest, or at all, based on how much the Web publisher pays them. The issue is called "net neutrality," meaning nobody can make anybody "more equal" than anybody else on the Internet. Please read up on the issue, then get to your Representative or Senator now.

5/12/06 CORRECTION: I was wrong about the vote being Tuesday. The bill's in committee. You've got time to read up and contact your Representative.

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