“The answer is yes,” Obama replied. “I am a strong supporter of net neutrality.” Explaining, he said, “What you’ve been seeing is some lobbying that says that the servers and the various portals through which you’re getting information over the Internet should be able to be gatekeepers and to charge different rates to different Web sites…. And that I think destroys one of the best things about the Internet—which is that there is this incredible equality there.”
This week, the FCC effectively killed net neutrality. It's a horrible move for the web- and even the FCC knows it. Those of you who are familiar with the situation have likely already done your research and made your voices heard. For those that haven't, I want to point you to the best and most succinct run-down of what's at stake.
So hit the link for Tim Wu's take on this week's happenings, then hit up the comments section. The very first comment contains a link to a White House petition to reinstate net neutrality. The rest is a necessary and ongoing discussion of the situation.
Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination ➝