Cornwall ON – Net Neutrality. How many of us are familiar as to what that means? People don’t even think about the net as they pop on and google strange and odd things or look up info.
The net is a part of our every day life. In Finland for instance Broadband internet service is considered a right and in most European cities WiFi rules the day.
Unless you’re in China or certain states that have restrictions on freedom of communication the net is simply something the last generation grew up in.
Wiki Leaks is tilting the balance in the war to keep the net “Neutral” or free of clear government control.
The main issue is of course the USA. If the USA passes dark age laws that could give their government China like controls over the net and how it works it will effect the entire world.
And who is there to advocate for countries like Canada and others? The net, like the environment is essentially something that impacts all of us. Great big dust clouds from China full of pollution can swirl across the Pacific ocean and impact our lives here in Canada.
Neutrality proponents claim that telecom companies seek to impose a tiered service model in order to control the pipeline and thereby remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and oblige subscribers to buy their otherwise uncompetitive services. Many believe net neutrality to be primarily important as a preservation of current freedoms. Vinton Cerf, considered a “father of the Internet” and co-inventor of the Internet Protocol, Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Web, and many others have spoken out in favor of network neutrality.[
Well restrictions, censorship, or a multitude of other hurdles no matter what the cause will impact our ability to work and live on the internet. This age we live in most likely will come to an end shortly; especially after Wiki Leaks which in the end mostly likely be the Reichstag fire for the Internet or the fuse that lights the ability for forces to control the content that we can create or enjoy.
Scary days indeed…..
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