Column: Dirt Road Rant: Internet pioneers and artists call for support of net neutrality
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:10
-by John Gillis
When the scientists, thinkers, and engineers who developed the internet and the World Wide Web tell the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) it is doing something wrong, it’s time people stand up and listen. And when the artists agree with them, it’s time people stand up and listen.
On December 14th , the FCC voted to gut net neutrality protections in the United States and most people believe this decision will have an impact in other countries as well.
Over the past couple of months there’s been quite a bit of coverage in the media about net neutrality but it isn’t always clear to everyone what it is.
Here’s Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a professor at MIT and inventor of the World Wide Web: