Help Save Internet Neutrality
I read more than one post today regarding Net Neutrality. I actually wrote a post my self on my PolBlog. This could be a Big Problem if you Work at Home on the Internet, or do anything else there at a reasonable price.
I know I said, that I would keep the Political Rantings on the other Blog, but this could be more important than any of us realize. I will include quotes and links to these other Blogs so that you can find out more on the subject.
My entry into the fray:
Back on March 28th I wrote an article for the PolBlog, SuperHighway or Toll Road*. In it I mentioned that the Broadband, Cable and DSL providers wanted to charge extra for additional speed and preferred access.
There is a fledgling movement underfoot. Some of the more important ( in my eyes ) Bloggers and internet users are starting to bring the problem to light.
ME "Liz" Strauss of Successful Blog** writes of Blogging and Country Stores:
So hear me whisper this. Some folks don't care about country stores and communities. They care about pipelines that carry bits and bytes and how much they can charge for that service. . .
Would you read what I read today by a man named Jeff Pulver? He's running a contest for ideas to help make people aware. Here are the rules.
I really like our country stores a lot. My life would be less without all of you. What if WE Go the Way of the Old Country Store?
Brian Clark of CopyBlogger*** writes of the Four Horsemen of the Internet Apocalypse:
The US Congress is pushing a law that would abandon Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Network neutrality currently prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner from deciding which Web sites work best for you based on what site pays them the most. Without Network Neutrality, the scenarios outlined above are just the beginning. And it will affect people all over the world, not just in the States.
Jeff Pulver has started Viral Marketing to Save the Internet+ inviting anyone who can write or put a video together (in a professional manner), to enter his contest++ to Help Save the Internet.
If you care that you are probably going to be wedged off the internet by Big Business, with Congress' help, then try to do something that will keep the Internet Neutral and open to everyone.
I personally plan on writing more that one E-mail to various portions of the MSM (Main Stream Media) in order to get the word out to stop Congress and the Phone and Cable companies from infringing on the Neutrality of the Internet.
Update: There is a petition at MoveOn.org to send to Congress. If this is important to you, you may want to stop by and sign it... and be sure to send an E-mail to your friends.
* SuperHighway or Toll Road
+ Jeff Pulver's Virial Marketing to Save the Internet
++ Rules of contest If you were on the new Home Page and got transferred here through a link in an article, Please Click Here to Return to Working at Home on the Internet (the New and Improved Version). For your convience: E-Mail Questions Good Luck in YOUR Endeavors