Let’s Take Down Time Warner and Comcast

The Internet is under attack my friends. I think most people recognize that it is happening right now thanks to Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast who are all working hard to structure the web in a way that they desire. This cannot be allowed to happen. With their desire to create “Internet fast lanes” which businesses would have to pay to be a part of (and thus granting ‘faster’ access to the sites by customers), they threaten businesses like Train Horns Unlimited (visit the site here) and other small businesses who may not be able to afford the ‘pleasure’ of being on the ‘fast lane’.

It infuriates me to no end to think that these companies could be responsible for decentralizing the web on their own. In no way should they have ever been given the power or the authority to do something like this. They have a direct conflict of interest as being cable providers due to so much content coming directly from the web to be streamed into their customers homes – content that comes from the likes of Netflix and YouTube, rivaling their own cable packages. For them, it’s all about the money and they will stop at nothing to get more of it.

One of the only hopes that we have right now is that we’ll be able to categorize the Internet as a utility and put it into the hands of the FCC. While I do not think that is the best or optimal approach it is the only other offer that is reasonably being placed on the table. We cannot allow Comcast, Time Warner or Verizon to have any more control over the Internet than they already do. We must take it out of their hands and allow the FCC to consider the web a right, not a product.

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