Hands Off is no stranger to ‘mumbo jumbo’ dissemination (with a dash of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt). It published a cartoon that tells us that net neutrality really means government control of the Internet and with that control, you and I are going to pay more to use the Internet so that Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft can make billions. Hands Off is brought to you by AT&T. The last time I looked, AT&T was worth $117 BILLION.
There’s a good article by Michael Grebb (here) at Wired that looks at both sides of the issue. Here’s a quote:
The debate appears to have polarized into extreme positions. But a hard look at the current situation seems to show that both sides have a point, and the best long-range solution may well be a compromise. Giving the cable firms and telephone companies free rein to do exactly as they wish is almost certainly a mistake. But micromanaging their businesses by forcing them to treat everybody exactly the same would also be a blunder.
Yes. I agree. Thank you. Can we now gather everyone involved to the table and figure out the compromise we need to implement instead of calling each other names.
If you’re not a pfhyper regular, check back here for my network neutrality screed along with some reference links.