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Following the release of Google and Verizon's controversial proposal on managing Internet traffic, which comes less than a week after the FCC abandoned efforts at a hammering out a compromise, Tea Party groups have taken a strong stance on the issue of net neutrality.
Specifically, they're against it. The head of one Tea Party organization says she is concerned that the policy would increase government regulation and power, calling net neutrality one of many "assaults on individual liberties."
Originally posted by Xammu
While lack of the true internet neutrality would be a grievence, I would prefer it over a totalitarian internet.
Facebook has released a statement about its stance on the controversial topic of Net neutrality--and it's not in agreement with Google, which recently announced a proposal with Verizon Communications in which it recommends that Net neutrality not extend beyond the "public Internet" of wireline networks.
Originally posted by Jazzyguy
Google is trying to rephrase what the internet is, there's the "public internet" and the wireless "not so public" internet. If this is to continue, the internet will become compartmentalized. That compartmentalized part will be under the mercy of the corporations that control it. They will have the monopoly over it once the community become too deeply involved in it. It will be very difficult to break their monopoly after that. Basically this is what happen with Microsoft Windows OS, it's not easy to replace since everybody is using it right now.
However if the idea of any regulation is simply too much to accept, then the mass should take a gamble on it, let's just hope the corporations will fail in their attempt to "land grab" the web.
Originally posted by slank
instead of forcing 'their' government to work for them & their highways, schools & infrastructure.
Are some people natural born slaves?