Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

This is like the old open range situation from history. Once everybody was free and equal, and the range was open to the use for all. Then came the barons who put up fences.

When corporations entered the Internet, America-On Line was among the first, they met with much resentment from the then users, because, the users knew that the clock had begun ticking. And the days of a free and wonderful experiment had become numbered. It would be just a matter of time before the dream of the early users of the Internet would become just dreams.

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission began the process of ending the Internet dream, by dividing the Internet into two. On one, the corporations will be able to do what they want, and place restrictions and barriers, and fences, on the other, the Internet will be opened for all, for now. How long that will last? Probably until next time, when the corporations decide that they're going to take that too.

Of course, the GOP'ers and other paid mouthpieces for some of the corporation are screaming foul. Their paymasters, certain media barons, want to take all of the range right now. And don't want to wait until next time.