06/22/2006: "Importance of Net Neutrality"
So, I'm on the board of directors for the League of Women Voters of Juneau and one of the issues they decided to support at their national convention was Net Neutrality. I said I'd draft a letter of support from our chapter as well, since some of the other board members weren't aware of the issue.
From wikipedia: "In common usage, the term has come to stand for the principle that network providers should not discriminate between people or organizations that provide services over a network. Companies selling broadband Internet access to consumers should not make contracts with service providers (such as websites) to provide better Internet access than is available for service providers who don't have such agreements."
This is a very serious issue if we wish to protect the Internet as we know it. I've created a banner blow for anyone who wants to use it (I couldn't find any online) with a link to "Save the Internet" which does a great job of explaining the issue and how we can get involved.