27 04 2014

In 2007 Presidential candidate Obama was specifically asked:

“Would you make it a priority in your first year of office to reinstate net neutrality as the law of the land? And would you pledge to only appoint F.C.C. commissioners that support open Internet principles like net neutrality?”

Obama’s reply:

“The answer is yes.  I am a strong supporter of net neutrality.  What you’ve been seeing is some lobbying that says that the servers and the various portals through which you’re getting information over the Internet should be able to be gatekeepers and to charge different rates to different Web sites…. And that I think destroys one of the best things about the Internet—which is that there is this incredible equality there.”

And later during the Presidential campaign in April 2008 Obama had more to say:  

“The most important thing we can probably do is to preserve the diversity that’s emerging through the Internet…something called net neutrality. I will take a backseat to no one in my commitment to network neutrality.”

Now pushed hard by the corporations, wall-streeters, bankers, and big-money special interests, Obama and the Dem Commissioners on the FCC are promoting the idea of internet toll roads!  And if it goes through it will be the first major step to end that “incredible equality”, to “destroy one of the best things about the internet”, and to open the door to a kind of back-door corporate domination, if not outright control, of the internet.

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