Monday, June 12, 2006

No money, no honey...

Net neutrality was only a nice dream like all justice and equality dreams... not only we have to worry about censorship coming from authoritarian regimes like China and Cuba, but now we have to worry about the broadbands companies deciding for us what "channels" we should see with preferrence. Seems that some websites will have broadband preferrence over others, that is according to how much money you can pay. Uhmmmm....

"A significant number of Internet content and service companies, including the chief executives from, Google, Microsoft, eBay and Yahoo, are concerned that by creating a fast lane for those willing to pay for priority content, broadband operators would also foster a slower lane in which services may be compromised to encourage a switch to the more profitable tier.

(...) Democratic representative Edward Markey said his amendment was a bid to "prevent companies from setting up road blocks" on the Internet."

From 'Internet Neutrality' Amendment Rejected by House Committee.

"Rep Ed Markey, the Massachusetts Democrat behind the net neutrality amendment, said: "The future Sergey Brins, the future Marc Andreessens, of Netscape and Google... are going to have to pay taxes [to broadband providers]." This vote will change "the internet for the rest of eternity," he warned." From Net neutrality slain.

This is why I think we live in the disinformation age, in despise of we believe we have so much information available... it's not true, what is only available is what they want of to see. Coming back to the diabolical wikipedia illusion of information database. Everybody can write their own allucination of the accounts and leave it on wikipedia for future generations to deceive.

"Rep Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, said: "I want a vibrant internet just like they do. Our disagreement is about how to achieve that. They say let the government dictate it... I urge my colleagues to reject government regulation of the internet." From Net neutrality slain.

Yeah, but leave it to broadband providers like AT&T and Verizon? C'mon. Who is going to compete with them, ah? I though the world was gonna be ruled by Starbuck's Coffee from a top office in Seattle, WA. But no... seems that we have to bend to the broadband companies now. Don't you think this monsters have too much of information power? AT&T was dismanteled one or two years ago and they have started buying companies again. Well, I don't know too much about this, so I am just giving my opinion from what the little info I have read.

I don't think this is good news. Very dissapointing.

More on this:

House Rejects Net Neutrality.

Foes unite in battle over net neutrality.

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