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Offline MaverickHunter40245

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Net neutrailty
« on: October 30, 2009, 11:44:40 am »
First, a definition:
Network (Or net) neutrality: The principle that all content on the internet should be free of arbitrary restrictions or bias on content, platforms, or equipment attached, so long as it is not illegal, and does not damage the network, and that communication should not be unreasonably degraded in favor of other streams of communications.

The Internet was founded on the basis of a level playing field for everyone.  Whether you are an international mega-corporation or an individual running a blog or a small business from your basement, everyone has the same quality of access and can put their ideas and services out with the same speed and efficiency.  All consumers have absolute freedom to pick what services they want to use.  It is because of net neutrality that the little guy is able to get ahead.  Net neutrality is also the reason this very forum was able to get by, and people are able to find true health information.

However, the big telecom companies, such as Comcast and AT&T, have been aggressively lobbying to kill net neutrality.  If they get their way, they will be able to bend the internet to favor their own services, and companies that pay them enormous fees for access to the "fast lane", meaning the little guy will not be able to survive.  Companies would also be able to block competing services and censor political views and arguments contrary to their own.

Imagine if, without net neutrality, Big Telecom (Comcast, AT&T, Verizon) was to make a deal with Big Pharma (Merck, Pfizer), Big Soy, Big Cereal, and Big Agriculture (General Mills, Kelloggs, Unilever).  They would be able to block any information contrary to their agenda of selling unhealthy food and keeping the people sick enough to by Big Pharma's drugs.

For those of us who want know how to follow the ways of our ancestors and experience true health, as well as show others the way to true health, especially since we're so far outside the mainstream, net neutrality is not just an asset, it's a necessity.

I found a website with more information:  You might also want to check their FAQ page for more of an intro to net neutrality.

Also, if you're American, please contact your congressman at and respectfully urge him to support the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 (H.R. 3458).
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 11:51:52 am by MaverickHunter40245 »


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