May 25, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
If you've been following my blog, you know that I support net neutrality, and that I'm trying to get other folks on board. It's a big issue to me, because net neutrality maintains a level playing field for the stream of information. Allowing the telcos like AT&T to effectively slow down or block access to particular sites unless those sites pay for "premium viewership" is nonsense. It's anti-democratic, really.

Anyhow, another large supporter of net neutrality is, a strongly liberal group that managed to form a stragetic alliance with one of the most right-wing groups you can find: the Christian Coalition. The logic of the alliance is simple. The telcos are trying to tell the bigwigs in congress that net neutrality is a left-wing agenda... so to have the Christian Coalition's support and full-page sponsorship changes that perception all together. and the Christian Coalition have come together to put together a full-page advertisement in the New York times. The advertisement will cost $70,000, and they're hoping to raise enough money for the advertisement from people like you and me.

Awesome! I'm going to support the cause. The fact that they've come together to stand against the telcos is awesome. As the advertisement states, "This isn't an issue of Right or Left. It's an issue of Right or Wrong."

Here's a link to the advertisement (in PDF format).
np category: politics


Luke said:
That's the last time you'll see that!
May 26, 2006

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