s skippy the bush kangaroo: the fcc vote is tuesday

skippy the bush kangaroo



Saturday, December 18, 2010

the fcc vote is tuesday

call them and your congresscritter on monday. make sure they know that you don't want the internet(s) killed off.
just a week before the fcc holds a vote on whether to apply fairness rules to some of the nation’s internet service providers, two companies that sell their services to the country’s largest cellular companies showed off a different vision of the future: one where you’ll have to pay extra to watch youtube or use facebook.

the companies, allot communications and openetsuppliers to large wireless companies including att and verizon — showed off a new product in a web seminar tuesday, which included a powerpoint presentation (1.5-MB .pdf) that was sent to wired by a trusted source.

the idea? make it possible for your wireless provider to monitor everything you do online and charge you extra for using facebook, skype or netflix. - wired
senator al franken thinks that net neutrality is a first amendment issue....and so do i.

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 12:41 AM |

3 Comments:

So far the democrats have done next to nothing for their supporters. It would be nice to see them do something for a change.

Don't hold your breath. Particularly since it involves money going to the wealthiest again.
commented by Blogger lawguy, 6:13 AM PST  
Copps is the key from what I understand. He's always told it like it is. I hope they don't get to him. This is something we really need but I have my doubts we'll get it. Just like all the rest of what we should have gotten.
commented by Blogger One Fly, 8:12 AM PST  
I could call my representative, but he's a complete waste of flesh. I hope he does vote against neutrality, because then I am going door to door when the cost of using the internet goes up in this affluent community and tell each and every one of them who made that cost go up.
commented by Blogger DBK, 1:24 PM PST  

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