Start paying attention to Net Neutrality. Wikipedia defines Network Neutrality as:
Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Internet neutrality) is a principle proposed for residential broadband networks and potentially for all networks. A neutral broadband network is one that is free of restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed, as well as one where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streams.
Man, that definition just screams freedom. Free of restrictions! Any site with any content on any platform using any equipment! MOTHER FREE-FUCKING-DOM!!!
Imagine this didn’t exist. You just called to hook up a new ISP, and they sent this menu:
Based on this menu, accessing this blog would cost me $5 per month. News research would cost me another $5 a month. Finding video clips to post would cost me $10 per month. The above example is a worst case scenario. That said, this is exactly what the telecom companies want. My internet bill will be $20 more a month than it already is. Yes, the “ching” sound you just heard was the ISP’s eyes changing to dollar signs.
In order to achieve this, a law must be passed. Hmmm, who could the telecom lobby hire to take up their fight. Yes! Of course! John McCain! The inventor of the Blackberry! The self proclaimed computer illiterate is going to tell America how the internet is going to be with the “Internet Freedom Act”! Fighting for business interests over your internet freedom, That’s John McCain. Country First (by “Country”, he means, highest bidder, of course)!
To shed some more light on the issue, please give a warm welcome to Rachel Maddow: