R.I.P. Net Neutrality

For at least 3,000 years, ever since the first letters of the Bible was written, “the word” has been in the hands of the wealthy, rich, and powerful. Every now and then, an anomaly has surfaced, such as in the beginning of Gutenberg’s printing press era. The internet was such an anomaly, today that anomaly is dead, and the internet as we know it, is now effectively reduced to cable TV.

Today, with the death of net neutrality, content providers can pay for access to the “fast lane”, and everybody without the money to bribe the ISPs, are left with the remnants, in the slow lane, without any means to exercise freedom of speech, voicelessly kept in the dark.

The first amendment of the internet is now dead, and free speech a vague memory. Goodbye old friend, rest in peace …


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