Hillary joins net neutrality fight
If you click around this page, you'll very likely see a little banner titled "What is the future of the Internet?".
This is a bit of crass dishonesty on the part of big telco. For more info on net neutrality and why it matters, check out SavetheInternet.com.
In any event, Hillary Clinton has now added her voice to the forces of good. This is from an email she sent out this morning:
I want to tell you a little bit about Net Neutrality, why I believe it's so important to our democracy, and what you can do to help.
Today, the Internet is an open marketplace of ideas where anyone can join in. With traditional media, like TV, radio, or newspapers, it's been difficult for average citizens to have a voice. But now, new technology is giving a wide variety of citizens the voice to speak out -- anyone with a computer connected to the Internet can set up a website that's just as accessible as those owned by a large media conglomerate.
The result has been an incredible diversity of new sources of information and opinion, and a growing, vibrant source of political debate. I think that's healthy for our democracy, and I want to see it continue.
Now, this open architecture that makes the Internet so powerful is being questioned. Some argue that it would be better for companies to give certain traffic on the Internet -- content that they are paid to deliver faster -- higher priority.
But this kind of preferential treatment could make it harder for individual voices to be heard. That's why I hope you'll join me as a co-sponsor of Net Neutrality legislation:
I've become an original co-sponsor of the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, which would prevent Internet service providers from blocking, degrading, or giving a lower priority service on their networks.
The super-lefto Hillary-haters may disagree with me on this, but I'd think that Hillary's taking the right stand on this issue.