Saturday, October 24, 2009

Net Neutrality Could Be In Danger

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has introduced something called the “Internet Freedom Act.” The legislation would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enacting Net Neutrality rules to making sure that Internet service providers don’t create a pay-for-play system where they could selectively block or slow content and applications.

Telecoms largely support blocking net neutrality rules, and McCain is a long-time friend of these businesses. McCain was the top recipient of campaign contributions from the telecom industry, taking in $894,379 in the past two years.

"Whenever there's a fight on the Internet, it's always good to side with the geeks who built the Internet, rather than the fat-cat telecom lobbyists."

Rachel Maddow has the details:

1 comment:

Ozy said...

Great post. The Corruption in DC want's to use it's fascist power to control the net. Traitor MaCain and the scum want to help the corporations finish our last means of communication & speech. Where is the outrage from our WA State representatives?