The Wine Curmudgeon does not write about politics; wine is complicated enough. But the battle for Internet neutrality is so important that I’m making an exception. I don’t want a cable company to decide what I can access on the Internet. Or to decide that you can’t get to this site because it isn’t profitable for them.
Hence this post. AT&T, Spectrum, and Comcast should not be allowed to run the Internet so they can make more money at our expense. Net neutrality says we get the entire Internet without interference or extra charges – no gatekeepers, no tollbooths, no slow lanes. That’s something the cable and phone companies, and their lackey at the FCC, want to change. And they are well along in the process.
Because, as the Fight for the Future organization asks, do we want the Internet to look like cable TV?
Today is Net Neutrality Day, and I’m joining more than 80,000 websites, Internet users, and organizations in their on-line protest. Other participants include Twitter, Amazon, Facebook. Google, Reddit, Netflix, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter, and Vimeo. That’s how important this is — Google and I are on the same side.