Internet Celebrities Rock for Net Neutrality: We Are the Web
Congress is now considering legislation that would allow the cable companies and telecoms to charge content providers for different levels of service on the Internet, or even to handicap rival content providers. So far, the Net Neutrality debate has been chiefly between large companies. But we know that the Internet is more than the Net giants: the small businesses, the social communities, and the lives that are lived on the Web are at stake. We believe these smaller players will be the most hurt if we lose Net Neutrality.
Our R&D group spacelab created a funny and entertaining Net Neutrality site, wearetheweb.org. Taking on a “Bob Geldof” role, we brought together Internet celebrities who explain how the Internet has affected them. The video and site have sparked off a groundswell of support, and have urged thousands to contact their Senators about this issue. Check out the Celebrities’ music video, listen to their stories, and see why the Internet must remain free and open.