Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#InternetSlowDown


If you haven't heard about the issue of Net Neutrality, you need to get reading. I'm sorry if that sounds harsh, but this is a critical issue to education, democracy and access. If we lose this battle, corporations will have power over content delivery, and we will lose the freedom to publish, and the access that the internet has facilitated since its inception.

Cable companies want this to happen. They want to charge for a faster connection. Here in Canada, they're already doing this to consumers, but now they want to double-dip and charge websites as well. If this happens, get used to seeing that icon up there. A lot.


I don't care where you live - if you're online (and if you're not, how are you reading this?!) then this will affect you. Show anyone and everyone who will listen, government or not, that this is important. I want my children to grow up in a world where freedom of speech and freedom of access to ideas is supported. Corporate power shouldn't extend to what could effectively result in censorship.