Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, FCC, Net Neutrality, T-Mobile, Telecom Industry Insider, Time Warner | 0 comments »
Comcast, AT&T and Verizon can slow down, block or censor content at will. They can block any website, any blog post, any tweet, any outreach by a political campaign — and the FCC is powerless to stop them. Without reclassification, nearly every broadband-related decision the FCC makes from here forward will be aggressively challenged in court, and the FCC will likely lose. The phone and cable companies know this, which is why they’re going all out to keep the FCC from doing so. Read more
If you think cable TV stinks now with their ridiculous tiered pricing, take a look at what could happen if they succeed at smacking down net neutrality. The concept of net neutrality seems like some kind of dry political issue, but when you see what could happen if big telecom gets its way, it hits home.