Free High Speed Internet and Your Access to Free Speech

 

The Internet is public media and needs to be free to all. Yes or No ?

Half a century ago computer intelligence, relative to animal and human capabilities rated between a tapeworm and an earwig but an interesting comparison was made*:

 “tapeworms and computers have some interesting points in common. In the first place both are relatively immobile – the tapeworm just sits there attached to the intestine, while the computer just sits …[in].. its air conditioned room. Both are fed by things that are not tapeworms or computers, and can therefore be classified as parasitic”
Hatch (1979) * ISBN: 0-671-42184-0 Pg.195  

Advertisers report that AI now has increased in IQ to human capacity, but the question remains…has it become a more effective tool, or a more efficient parasite.

For the media addict this question is critical, In order to discern if media is life-enhancing or dis-ease inducing.

It is suggested that personal media usage be tabulated and categorized in terms of priorities,  just as time management  or spending tables are used for planning. If a library of material is sitting and occupying space ….how much does that space cost to maintain. More to the point how much life energy and time is being consume by junk media i.e.: meds, plug-in drugs, anti-nutrients …what are you getting for your investment? Health or Dis-ease?

 

Did you know that technically you should be able have high speed Internet for free.

This interactive domain page KeyShare.De-School.net is dedicated to de-designing Internet access, so that everyone can have access to it, not just a few who can afford to control and manipulate it.

Our society has been mediated by the media monopoly to be more concerned about the well-being of the bottom lines of corporations than their own rights of public access to public media.

We can have open democratic dialogue only by eliminating completely the outrageous cost for high speed and other Internet access, running on 1000% profit margins for the bandwidth hogs, at the expense of citizens in general and putting a debt burden on our students, the elderly and others that cannot afford it.

What would you do If our public roads and highways, that cost considerably more to build and maintain in terms of materials, by comparison to the negligible cost of the silicon used in fiber optics and processors, were only accessible if monthly payments were made, ranging from 40 - 100 dollars per month and your car would not leave the driveway unless you upgraded your "highway access account," or needed to pay additional "transport fees" every month for carrying extra loads, as you do now when you download files past a certain limit.

If you are already now over paying for the questionable amounts charged for telephone communications, shouldn't that be sufficient to access the information highway that is basically on the same grid?

Here is another point to consider. Just as in the early days of radio and television, that in the beginning were free of junk and toxic advertising and yet broadcast good quality programming, until the so called commercial sponsors monopolized and hijacked our public media; so to in the beginning the early Internet was also free and uncluttered and now has been pirated by vested interest groups that bombard us with every kind of spam every day. The only difference is that now we pay for it directly, instead of indirectly when products are purchased.

Yet this time it is all of our intellectual property that is siphoned off and exploited, "marginalized, quarantined, homogenized and then cloned", 89% of all copyrights and patents are owned and manipulated by the military, industrial, governmental complex and would be more beneficial to the society if they all belong to the public domain, yet now the Internet brain drain is like one huge vacuum cleaner that sucks everything out of the public mind, processes it and then sells it back to us.

The value returned to the originators of the programming and raw content from the digital producers of our collective intellectual property on the net is virtually nil, yet everyone must pay for its delivery. The independent producer is like the third world farmer, who has to bring his harvest many miles on an ox cart to town, so that he can sell it to a buyer who has a truck, symbolically a means of distribution like the net, that will then bring the goods to the city for wholesale. When after and arduous journey the farmer finally gets there, the truck driver offers him a price that does not even cover the farmers expenses, but the farmer has no choice but to accept it, otherwise the goods will not get to market and he will return home empty handed. Like the farmer the creative citizens, programmers, artists, designers, scientists and inventors lose every time and like "junk food" the public only gets the processed goods, only after they have been implanted with commercial hooks and political agendas. This is intellectual vampirism of the highest order and yet even though the citizens are forced to pay the exorbitant costs for the delivery of these products the producers seldom ever cover their own expenses, that to add insult to injury, actually also include the cost of media access as well.

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The Future of the Internet

We have arrived at a critical juncture in media ” a moment when traditional media is in disarray, and a new type of communications is on the rise.

People now read newspapers, watch television and listen to the radio via the Internet. And soon all of our communications ” phones, TV and the Web ” will be delivered over a high-speed "broadband" connection. People are also creating their own media ” including blog posts, music and videos ” and sharing them with huge audiences without needing permission from corporate gatekeepers.

The Internet is radically changing the way most everyone experiences media. It could become the central nervous system of a healthy democracy ” the greatest engine for free speech, civic engagement, and economic growth ever known. It may be our last, best hope to make an end-run around the traditional media gatekeepers.

But whether the Internet remains open, diverse and democratic depends largely on policy decisions. If past is prologue, the prospects aren't good. Over the past 100 years, whenever a "disruptive technology" ” such as radio or television broadcasting ” sparked democratic participation in media, dominant forces reacted by creating rules to lock it down, stifle public participation and re-assert their authority.

There is a similar threat to an open Internet today, and the stakes couldn't be higher. High-speed Internet access is fast becoming a basic public necessity, just like water or electricity. To protect free-flowing Internet access for everyone, Americans need to get involved right now.

Issues relating to an open Internet include:

Net Neutrality
We need to keep the Internet free, open and neutral. Network Neutrality is vital to ensuring that everyone can connect and share content freely, that we can access the information, visit the Web sites and say what we want online, free from discrimination or interference.

The phone and cable companies that control access to the Internet for most Americans want to get rid of Net Neutrality, the rule that prevents them from discriminating against online content. They want to become the Internet's gatekeepers, deciding which sites go fast or slow and which won™t load at all ” based on who pays them the most.

We can't allow the information superhighway to become the phone and cable companies' private toll road. If they get their way, the Internet as we know it ” as a democratic platform for free speech and innovation ” will disappear.

National Broadband Policy
What passes for broadband access in the United States barely measures up. Half of the nation™s households are not connected to broadband, and the United States is falling far behind other developed nations in broadband speed, price and availability. We pay far more for a lot less bandwidth than our global competitors ” and we lack enough competitive choices in the market to push speeds up and prices down.

The way to stop the slide and improve broadband access, service and choice is to pass a comprehensive national broadband plan that is focused on putting our digital future back on track. A national broadband plan would protect Internet freedom and foster competition by bringing new providers into the marketplace, driving economic growth and innovation, and bringing universal, affordable broadband access to all Americans.

Community Internet
Far too many people find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. Community Internet ” also known as municipal broadband ” networks allow local governments and communities to bring the benefits of broadband to their citizens and local businesses.

Communities often choose to use new wireless technologies to deliver fast, affordable and reliable Internet service to everyone, bringing broadband to rural residents and underserved areas and lowering the cost of access for all residents. These networks provide an essential catalyst for market competition and economic development. We must empower local governments to launch broadband initiatives that connect all of their citizens.

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Visit SaveTheInternet.com to learn more and find out what you can do.

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Comments:

From: g~k~

55 minutes ago

The article & comments are much needed and if you mean the "Web is Dead" it probably has never lived yet ..as in free speech drowning in shit, you are right ...as surviving media activists "for open and free public access to public media " that created / originated the prototypes for what are now called web pages, we were predicting and warning of the inevitable military industrial dis-ease establishment media monopoly control of The Matrix back in '72 ...the points about bandwidth vs. usage that many of the commentators keep reiterating is base on the mistaken assumption that "the web" is the "internet" ...like "intercourse" is the same as "procreation" ...it is not. Simply put ...you have to pay extra for commercial bandwidth and that means you lose free speech because the bandwidth hogs clog your channels with info noise and info overload..."THEY" and "THEM" vampire suck our intellectual property then "marginalize,quarantine,homogenize then clone it" and sell it back to us at $60 - $80 per month ...the brave new world ...entertaining us to death ...this is not a living Web but a cesspool...so sink or swim you gotta pay ...

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