Tag Archives: Net Neutrality

Poetic Justice

Brutal, Venal Rascals

They did it today with no small element of venality,
Though they did it with more intent than mere rascality.
They wrested the web
Away from us plebs,
And turned us all into victims of net brutality.


Gohmert Goes Over Top at FCC Hearing

You’re playing God with the Internet!

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shouted at Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, reported National Journal.

News & Comment

Here’s the Clip from the John Oliver Show That Crashed the FCC’s Public Comment Site

O.K., so Sen. Al Franken’s call to action to stop cable and internet providers from creating two tiers of internet access (premium and crappy) might have been the poster child for dull and boring explanations.

But Last Week Tonight host John Oliver explained the issue in such gripping terms that viewer response crashed the Federal Communications Commission’s public comment site.

Watch it yourself and then make your own contribution to slowing down internet access to the FCC…kind of like what will happen on all but the highest-dollar sites if the FCC lets the cable companies have their way.

News & Comment

Franken: This is the Free Speech Issue of Our Time

It’s time to stop tuning out the issue of net neutrality, which very simply means that everything you access online has an equal chance of — and speed in — reaching you. The very fact that corporations like Comcast want to change the rules of access to the wonders of the internet is enough to show that there is much at stake. It boils down to huge profit for them, and the loss of the internet as we know it for us.

We already pay the Comcasts of the world for internet access. So do those who provide content online (like Pensito Review). So they are already being paid twice but at least once their basic price is met, there is equal access by you, the reader, to sites, and by sites to you. If they get the changes they want, sites like PR will be cast into the slow lane, while Netflix and whoever pays the “premium” (i.e., extortion money) is catapulted into the fast lane.

Everyone has a favorite little site they like, even if they do spend a lot of time on Buzzfeed or HuffPo or Facebook. If you don’t want Comcast and other providers deciding what your online experience will be like, and how difficult it will be to get to your favorite little site, support net neutrality at NoSlowLane.com.