#Netneutrality. This victory is for everyone.
Web Foundation · February 27, 2015
We want to say thank you. Thanks to every single talk, protest, article, bar conversation, blog and tweet, new rules to protect the open net were approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US and people power won the day. You spoke out, they listened.
The new US protections on net neutrality – the concept that all information and services should have equal access online – are a fitting way to cap the Web’s 25th anniversary year of action.
Shortly before the vote took place, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web and founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, addressed the FCC session via video. If you missed it, you can catch up here.
February 28, 2015
So in this free market that you started getting online on...you had access through MIT's T1?And which free university did the unwashed masses use to get internet access? Oh yeah, we had to pay an Internet Service Provider, and we were/are happy to do so.The only problem is that cable internet is very expensive to set up (run wires, switches, trunks, etc.) and expensive to maintain. And so the cable companies got monopolies enforced for them by government.And you thought it would be a swell idea to put government in charge because they always bring prices down and quality up, right? Like how they improved the phone companies...oh wait. Phone service improved when government stepped aside and private enterprise, the free market, stepped in. Time will tell if this time nationalizing private businesses will be good for liberty and freedom. You speak of the wonder of free markets, yet this new regulation is anything but.You invented a great thing, but you have no grasp of economics and lack basic empathy.