Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I'm Sure I Won't Be High on the Priority List

I was going to write about the incredible pasta dish I made last night, but there's an issue brewing over internet use that the media seems to be keeping quiet about. (I wonder why.)

Congress is pushing a law that would allow companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to offer premium broadband access to companies who are willing to pay for it (or, more aptly, to companies who can afford it). Which basically means that those companies will have a huge impact on determining which sites you can visit, either by slowing access to smaller/competing sites or by blocking those sites altogether.

You can get more information at savetheinternet.com. There's a petition you can sign, too. My Directo Democracy also has some good information on the issue.

Thanks to Barbara Fisher at Tigers & Strawberries for posting about this.

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