It’s really happening. Comcast and NBC are merging. The implications this could potentially have on Network Neutrality issues are pretty jarring … and though I’m not a hater out waging revolutions, I do shiver at the thought of an endangered free and open culture online.
Senator Al Franken writes on his blog, “Net Neutrality is THE First Amendment issue of our time,” — and I agree. When access to online information and culture stands the chance being financially exclusive, we risk a further economically divided country, an elitist corporate monopoly and a movement turning against itself to not broaden, but limit our horizons and freedom of expression.
Where To Sign The Net Neutrality Petition
You can sign a petition hosted on Franken’s site to let the government know we actually give a damn. He writes, “It’s almost too late to stop this from happening, but not quite. The government can stop them, but first the government has to be MADE to act.” So act, then forward this to your friends, then watch as many free 30 Rock episodes as you can, while you can.
Caroline Walker is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked in both the entertainment and the nonprofit sector. Walker holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School.