Being Alone, America, and Be Like: With Net Neutrality on
 the Chopping Block,
 Communities Are
 Taking Matters Into
 their Own Hands-and
 Scaring the Hell out of
 Comcasí
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We 
should be loud and clear in the coming weeks like we’ve been before: net
 neutrality is crucial to helping everyone, regardless of where they 
live or how much money they make, get online.
But there’s another way we can fight for an open internet.
Last week, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers.
Fort 
Collins voters went the furthest, passing a measure to finance an 
assessment of starting a city-owned broadband utility, which would aim 
to provide faster service at a cheaper price. That means residents could
 have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of 
net neutrality, whatever the FCC decides in the future.
“People
 who don’t normally get excited or vote actually turned out this time 
and actually got energized,” said one resident who had campaigned for 
the measure.
Not everyone was excited. Industry groups spent more than $450,000
 campaigning against the measure. In fact, the very reason Colorado 
towns had to vote “yes” before even exploring public broadband is 
because of an industry-backed state law requiring municipalities to jump
 through hoops to take control of their internet infrastructure. (The 
industry has successfully pushed similar legislation in over 20 states.)
Comcast
 and the like are quaking in their boots about a public option, and they
 should be. Cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee, which became the first 
U.S. city to offer gigabit internet speed after going public, are 
outperforming private providers and even forcing them to innovate to 
play catch up.
Why 
shouldn’t internet access be a public good? The web should be like the 
Postal Service, which, because it’s public, provides affordable mail 
service to everyone, rich or poor, in all areas of the country.
And why
 should a handful of corporate executives and investors get rich while 
providing expensive, slow access and unbearable customer service? 
Comcast’s CEO, billionaire Brian Roberts, pocketed $33 million last year alone while running America’s most hated corporation.
People 
need the internet for life in the 21st century, to communicate, apply 
for jobs, and access crucial resources. Everyone should have affordable 
access.

(17th Nov, 2017 - Donald Cohen)

erin-space-goat: quasi-normalcy: comcastkills: headlines I like to see Why would you post the headline but not the article? (X) https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/with-net-neutrality-on-the-chopping-block-communities_us_5a0f467de4b0e6450602eaa5 We should be loud and clear in the coming weeks like we’ve been before: net neutrality is crucial to helping everyone, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, get online. But there’s another way we can fight for an open internet. Last week, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers. Fort Collins voters went the furthest, passing a measure to finance an assessment of starting a city-owned broadband utility, which would aim to provide faster service at a cheaper price. That means residents could have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of net neutrality, whatever the FCC decides in the future. “People who don’t normally get excited or vote actually turned out this time and actually got energized,” said one resident who had campaigned for the measure. Not everyone was excited. Industry groups spent more than $450,000 campaigning against the measure. In fact, the very reason Colorado towns had to vote “yes” before even exploring public broadband is because of an industry-backed state law requiring municipalities to jump through hoops to take control of their internet infrastructure. (The industry has successfully pushed similar legislation in over 20 states.) Comcast and the like are quaking in their boots about a public option, and they should be. Cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee, which became the first U.S. city to offer gigabit internet speed after going public, are outperforming private providers and even forcing them to innovate to play catch up. Why shouldn’t internet access be a public good? The web should be like the Postal Service, which, because it’s public, provides affordable mail service to everyone, rich or poor, in all areas of the country. And why should a handful of corporate executives and investors get rich while providing expensive, slow access and unbearable customer service? Comcast’s CEO, billionaire Brian Roberts, pocketed $33 million last year alone while running America’s most hated corporation. People need the internet for life in the 21st century, to communicate, apply for jobs, and access crucial resources. Everyone should have affordable access. (17th Nov, 2017 - Donald Cohen)

With Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block Communities Are Taking Matters Into their Own Hands-and Scaring the Hell out of Comcasí erin-space-goat quasi-normalcy comcastkills headlines I like to see Why would you post the headline but not the article? X httpswwwhuffingtonpostcomentrywith-net-neutrality-on-the-chopping-block-communities_us_5a0f467de4b0e6450602eaa5 We should be loud and clear in the coming weeks like we’ve been before net neutrality is crucial to helping everyone regardless of where they live or how much money they make get online But there’s another way we can fight for an open internet Last week 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local public alternative to expensive private providers Fort Collins voters went the furthest passing a measure to finance an assessment of starting a city-owned broadband utility which would aim to provide faster service at a cheaper price That means residents could have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of net neutrality whatever the FCC decides in the future “People who don’t normally get excited or vote actually turned out this time and actually got energized” said one resident who had campaigned for the measure Not everyone was excited Industry groups spent more than $450000 campaigning against the measure In fact the very reason Colorado towns had to vote “yes” before even exploring public broadband is because of an industry-backed state law requiring municipalities to jump through hoops to take control of their internet infrastructure The industry has successfully pushed similar legislation in over 20 states Comcast and the like are quaking in their boots about a public option and they should be Cities like Chattanooga Tennessee which became the first US city to offer gigabit internet speed after going public are outperforming private providers and even forcing them to innovate to play catch up Why shouldn’t internet access be a public good? The web should be like the Postal Service which because it’s public provides affordable mail service to everyone rich or poor in all areas of the country And why should a handful of corporate executives and investors get rich while providing expensive slow access and unbearable customer service? Comcast’s CEO billionaire Brian Roberts pocketed $33 million last year alone while running America’s most hated corporation People need the internet for life in the 21st century to communicate apply for jobs and access crucial resources Everyone should have affordable access 17th Nov 2017 - Donald Cohen Meme

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