Everybody’s internet will soon be the rich people’s internet, thanks to an unequivocally unintelligent vote in the US House of Representatives that opens the doors for “toll lanes on the information superhighway”, according to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The majority of US politicians have, yet again, interpreted equal rights as equal rights for the right people.
Defeat for net neutrality backers
Speaking at a conference in late May, web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee warned that the net faced entering a “dark period” if access suppliers were allowed to choose which traffic to prioritise.
If you don’t grasp what’s at stake here, have it explained to you through this hilarious video from “Ask a Ninja“. For initiatives trying to turn the tide before it becomes a tidal wave, visit Save The Internet and It’s Our Net.