Jul 7, 2007

FTC Abandons Net Neutrality

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to abandon net neutrality and allow telecoms companies to charge websites for access.
The FTC said in a report that, despite popular support for net neutrality, it was minded to let the market sort out the issue.
This means that the organisation will not stand in the way of companies using differential pricing to make sure that some websites can be viewed more quickly than others. The report also counsels against net neutrality legislation.

This is bad, bad news for all of us…

Read More at Crooks and Liars
and here
Dropping the Ball on Net Neutrality

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maychang said...

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One Wacky Mom said...

Good morning darling! Good news. Thank goodness the FTC got their head turned around. Keep up the good work. And Lord knows you keep at it everyday. So congratulations to you for doing your part in trying to change the world. Come pick up your award!


tom said...

I'm not convinced NN is the way to go..It gives the government more control over the internet the way I've seen it...I know Ted Kennedy supports it and I seldom agree with him....(-:

Carol said...

Hi Ev,
thanks for the cheering up!
I don't think this is the way to go either. I agree with you this just gives the Government more control and is gonna cost us alot more than money when all is said and done.

Carol said...

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Thanks for stopping by!