Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Net Neutrality

Keep the Internet accessible to ALL!

Today is a no-blog day. No food blogging, that is. Today food bloggers (and others) everywhere are uniting to send a clear message to Congress that Internet Neutrality is imperative to a democratic Internet, accessible to all.

Congress, as we speak, is considering legislation for a two-tiered, two-speed Internet. Being funded by a group of big Internet service lobbyists, known as "Pipes", a two-tiered Internet means that favored sites (big money) would remain at the high speed we know today, while others would be limited to much slower service, limiting access to hundreds of thousands of small Internet users, like bloggers, small businesses, students, libraries. And, your local Internet provider would have no control over this speed determination. Think about it.

Right now, our country operates under a system of Net neutrality. This proposed change could threaten democratic access to the Internet for people in the U.S. or anyone who accesses sites that originate in the U.S.

Here's what you can do:

We cannot afford to sit on the fence with this important piece of democracy-stripping legislation. Please help save the Internet from being controlled by big business - ACT NOW!

To read what other bloggers are saying, please visit the following sites:
Chez Pim
Farm Girl Fare (An especially inspired posting with a link to "Frequently Asked Questions" about this issue)
Kalyn's Kitchen