Net Neutrality

It looks like Senator Ted “Series of Tubes” Stevens’ telecommunications bill is dead. Well, at least the new congress looks a bit less likely to pass the idiotic thing.

For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Stevens wanted to give AT&T and their ilk the right to charge big sites (like Google or Amazon) to give them priority over little sites that haven’t paid (like yours truly) and better download times. Sort of like taxing mom & pop stores to give WalMart a tax break. Or cutting back on social services to give Halliburton a massive no-bid contract. You know, stuff our government would never do.

Anyway, I still have to write a letter to Gordon Smith to try and get him to change his mind. Hopefully I can get my republican grandpa to do the same.


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