Posts Tagged ‘net neutrality’

“The FCC might as well be a subsidiary of Comcast”

(1) The Big Picture: Why Our Internet Access Is Slow, Costly and Unfair (Susan Crawford on

Susan Crawford tells Bill Moyers:

The rich are getting gouged, the poor are very often left out, and this means that we’re creating, yet again, two Americas, and deepening inequality through this communications inequality

(2) Current Events: Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete (Timothy B. Lee, The Washington Post, 2014-2-23)

For the past two decades, the Internet has operated as an unregulated, competitive free market. Given the tendency of networked industries to lapse into monopoly—think of AT&T’s 70-year hold over telephone service, for example—that’s a minor miracle. But recent developments are putting the Internet’s decentralized architecture in danger.


Heros and Vilans

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” (Malcolm X)