Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A headline we need to notice

Here it is:

How Comcast and Huge Telecom Players' Latest Gambit Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It

I'm very, very concerned about this - as we all need to be, I would assert. Here's an excerpt:

As the telecom wars heat up, the American Internet user is the proverbial pig on the spit. A series of recent developments have drawn public attention to major challenges that are redefining the Internet. And it doesn’t look good for those championing Internet freedom, meaningful competition, improved quality of service or an end to conglomerate integration. Sadly, the fix is in.

Some of this is explained in the article linked to above. And, there's more to come. It's hard for me to understand all the ends and outs of the various issues. What I'm clear on is this: big business is trying to rake in the profits at the expense of seeing the internet as the commons that it is now and needs to remain. And that's not good at all.

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