Net Neutrality, Title II Proponents “Assume Nothing Has Changed” Since 1995: Daniel Berninger
Published on Feb 23, 2015
“All the logic that we are seeing in the Net Neutrality debate is assuming that nothing has changed; it’s assuming that it’s 1995. What’s actually happened is that people get more and more service, year in and year out,” says Daniel Berninger, a telecom activist who was involved in the early days of internet-phone service of Vonage.
Demonstrators gathered outside of the White House on Thursday to advocate for the classification of internet service providers as “common carriers,” ensuring net neutrality. The protest comes as the Federal Communication Commission is considering new rules that would allow ISPs to charge content providers for faster connections, which many fear will allow the corporate giants to quash the internet as we know it. RT’s Manuel Rapolo speaks to several attendees to learn more.
“In another verbal assault on net neutrality, Obama is now warning that both recent and future acts of terrorism stem from the accessibility of information on the internet.”
. . . “The simple reality is that the internet is the largest threat to corrupt government officials. It’s how we managed to break open the entire IRS scandal that has blown up in Obama’s face and led to calls for criminal action against top officials responsible for targeting Constitution-based groups with phony financial assaults. It’s also how we know about the truth surrounding Benghazi and what went down there. An event that has also generated serious awareness and even calls for impeachment.”
“INTERNET-BASED ALT NEWS GROWING AT RECORD LEVELS”
“So it should come as no surprise to find that Obama and others want the internet to be not only monitored by the government, but regulated as well. By using the ever-looming threat of domestic terrorism, it is simple to trace back extremists to certain internet sites that can be used as catalysts to enact legislation that endangers and annihilates internet freedom. Specifically, people like myself and others can be targeted in these crackdowns in order to give alternative news sources a bad name.” . . . Read Complete Report