Friday, May 19, 2006

Save the Internet

Word up to Network Neutrality! I just want to take a moment to climb on board the "Save the Internet" bandwagon, which is a campaign fighting internet bandwidth regulation. Mega-corporate service providers like Comcast, AT&T, etc., are lobbying Congress to permit a fee-based "two-tiered" internet: high speed and...not. In a future world of regulated bandwidth, aol.com would load instantly, while small, independent websites - like some poor little food blogs I know! - would crawl, dial-up style (and this is, of course, after we've all got cable).

Anyway, others have already explained the issue at hand better than I, so if you want to learn more about it and/or get involved, check out these links:

Moby speaks out for Save the Internet
Alternet article summarizing the issue
The Other Kate at Accidental Hedonist
Save the Internet mainpage

2 comments:

T said...

Hello. I landed here via Ivonne's blog. Congrats on your graduation! I recently graduated, too :-)

By the way, those orange rhubarb crumbles sound so delectable!

Kate said...

Likewise congratulations! I've visited your blog as well, as it happens - via ivonne =) be seeing you around!