Mark has made a call to arms about net neutrality. Phillip reminds us that net neutrality is a grassroots media issue. The best description why net neutrality is important is:
“Our past Industrial economy was largely built on top of what could be called â€œRoad Neutralityâ€. The road networks, largely owned and managed by various levels of government, charged taxes to pay for them but didn't charge based on the â€œvalueâ€ of what people were transporting. I believe most rational people would realize that our capitalist economy could not exist without this common transportation infrastructure working that way.”
Net neutrality is like wireless phone number portability. It is the role of the Canadian government to enact legislation to protect Canadian consumers from the telecommunications oligopoly it has created. The CRTC Commissioners are largely representatives of large media and telecommunications companies. Their backgrounds, experiences and interests are more inline with corporations being regulated than the consumers they are intended to protect. These corporations are not afraid to use their dominate positions to bully, intimidate and charge consumers. We need to encourage, petition, and vote for politicians that support net neutrality and are willing to enact new net neutrality supporting legislation.
Save the Internet: Fight for Internet Freedom! Sign the the petition at “Net Neutrality”: