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To Save the Internet We Need To Own the Means of Distribution 338

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the you-might-be-a-communist-if dept.
indros13 (531405) writes "Net neutrality took a hit when the FCC gave its blessing to "Internet fast lanes' last week and one commentator believes that the solution is simple: public ownership of the hardware. 'Owning the means of distribution is a traditional function of local government. We call our roads and bridges and water and sewer pipe networks public infrastructure for a reason. In the 19th century local and state governments concluded that the transportation of people and goods was so essential to a modern economy that the key distribution system must be publicly owned. In the 21st century the transportation of information is equally essential.'

Is the Internet essential infrastructure? Should local governments step in to preserve equality of access?"
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To Save the Internet We Need To Own the Means of Distribution

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  • Re:Yes. (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @08:27AM (#46866775)

    Indeed. In fact my pathetic 3Mbps link is literally discrimination and should be considered a hate crime. All we are saying is give 10Mbps a chance.

    Oh yes, and I also demand my right to air conditioning, a gas 6 burner cooktop and Waygu beef, oh yes and MTV and an iPad.

    What is more the 2nd amendment gives me the right to a state supplied M4 complete with 500 rounds of target ammo and 100 rounds of self defense ammo per month.

    I love this whole 'making up rights thing so we can steal the rich mans shit' deal. When can I expect delivery?

  • Indeed. (Score:2, Funny)

    by nospam007 (722110) * on Tuesday April 29, 2014 @08:36AM (#46866863)

    "We call our roads and bridges and water and sewer pipe networks public infrastructure for a reason."

    We need not only crumbling bridges, pothole roads and leaky sewer lines, we also need the Internet nailed to dry-rotten, termite-ridden wooden poles in our possession to be happy.

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