Save the Internets

Posted Thursday, July 6th, 2006 at 12:50 PM

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UPDATE: ok, In case you had no idea what I was talking about when I wrote about Net Neutrality, I found an educational video that will answer all your questions about the issue.

I don’t know if anybody is familiar with the whole Net Neutrality issue, but our Senate couldn’t pass an amendment that would’ve at least taken a few small steps to prevent telecommunications companies from using their control over the internet bandwidth as an unfair advantage over competitors.

Senator Ted Stevens explains why he voted against the amendment. Here’s an excerpt:

I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.

Wow. You can get a sense of how little he knows about this whole issue (or technology in general) by reading his whole lesson on how the internet works, in all its hilarity.

It’s just sad to see that people like this, who obviously have no clue about the issues they are voting on, simply parroting what the telco’s with large amounts of money and political muscle are telling them (or try to). These are the people deciding what’s best for us and are making the laws.

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