There is a movement, a huge idea on how to control the Internet and lock it down so you can’t do what you want or see what you want. In fact, you will pay even more to participate on this open (closed)network called the Internet. I’m not sure I fully understand how but the concept does seem to have merit.

The idea of Net Neutrality isn’t as far fetched as it may sound. There are websites dedicated to this very topic and what you can do to try and stop it. So what does this really mean anyway? The following is taken from a site called:

 It is the principle that consumers should be in control of what content, services and applications they use on the public Internet.

 It’s a simple concept that has wide-ranging implications on how the Internet operates.

“When I invented the Web, I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission. Now, hundreds of millions of people are using it freely. I am worried that that is going end” – Sir Tim Berners Lee.

  So what does this mean to your business on the Internet? Well, it could mean absolutely no one will see your site or know about your product unless you pay for a service to let the world know about you. You already pay for Internet connectivity, but wait, this will go even farther.

Net Neutrality even has logo’s you can put on your site to promote the prevention of Net Neutrality. Just when you think you have freedom to use the Internet someone has figured out how to take it from you. I wondered how long it would take for the government to try and do this, it turns out it’s all the ISP’s and TV Executives are the brains behind it all. Most of these TV Exec’s had absolutely nothing to do with the Internet’s development!

Well enough said, do visit the website and find out more and how you can participate. And here is a video clip for a more formal presentation:


Til next time.

Owen Greaves, Basic Author