So says Ed Whitacre from AT&T. He supposedly believes that there should be more of a business than just ISPs providing 'free' access to websites and services. Everything can be commercialized, and this makes it better right? WRONG.
The nation's largest telephone and cable companies — including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner — want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow and which won't load at all. They want to tax content providers to guarantee speedy delivery of their data. They want to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services, and streaming video — while slowing down or blocking their competitors. These companies have a new vision for the Internet. Instead of an even playing field, they want to reserve express lanes for their own content and services — or those from big corporations that can afford the steep tolls — and leave the rest of us on a winding dirt road.
WE as an internet community need to stand up and tell these companies that they can not do this. Please go to SaveTheInternet.com and write your congress men to tell them they need to support Net Neutrality. Don't let big business kill the internet.