Every year, the internet gets a little less fair. The corporations that run it get a little bigger, their power grows more concentrated, and a bit of their idealism gives way to ruthless pragmatism.
And if Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, gets his way, the hegemons are likely to grow only larger and more powerful.
This column is nominally about network neutrality, the often sleep-inducing debate about the rules that broadband companies like Comcast and AT&T must follow when managing their networks. But really, this is a story about ballooning corporate power.
John Oliver has a great video about the fight for net neutrality in the United States, and set up a website that makes it easy to send comments to the FCC to compel them to maintain net neutrality.
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I posted my own blurb to the FCC. As far as these things go though I don’t think they really tend to care about what outsiders think. The new FCC head is from Verizon and seems determined to weaken industry oversight.
I’m doubtful many of the posts are read at all before making decisions.
Who could have predicted that after the GOP got control of Congress and the Presidency?
Of course they are dismantling net neutrality. Did you think they were going to choose your best interests over the profits of AT&T.Verizon, and Comcast?
It’s not just in the broadband space. In order to cater to huge corporations, the GOP is dismantling everything from regulations designed to protect your retirement savings to ones that limit pollution spewed into the air you breathe and the water you drink.
If you voted GOP, you voted for this. If you were too dumb to recognize that when you cast your vote, you are too dumb to cast votes; stay home on election days.
Edited 2017-05-11 09:07 UTC