Net Neutrality Legislation to Be a Priority in the New Congress
For those who support net neutrality, there’s hopeful news reported in The New York Times today in an editorial called “Protecting Internet Democracy.”
If you’re new to the issue, the editorial does a good job of explaining the net neutrality controversy simply and clearly. If you’ve already heard about the issue and don’t want to read the whole article, here’s a quick summary of the latest developments:
One of the big winners in the last election may turn out to be the principle, known as net neutrality, that Internet service providers should not be able to favor some content over others. Democrats who are moving into the majority in Congress—led by Ron Wyden in the Senate and Edward Markey in the House—say they plan to fight hard to pass a net neutrality bill, and we hope that they do. It is vital to preserve the Internet’s role in promoting entrepreneurship and free expression. […] A net neutrality law would require cable and telephone companies to continue to provide Web sites to Internet users on an equal basis.
space150 joined the net neutrality movement early on by developing the “We Are the Web” campaign and website. Both informative and entertaining, wearetheweb.org has popped up everywhere from Vice magazine to British TV shows and was featured on the homepage of Yahoo. Since going live, the website has been viewed by over 4 million people. If you haven’t checked it out already, click here.
—Posted by Rebecca Harrison