Everyone in the world should be worried about this issue. It directly affects billions of people.
“There’s a bizarre irony in the fact that we’re so absorbed and immersed in an online universe, we’re not really paying attention to the slow but steady corporate takeover of the very thing that’s the center of our nearly constant attention. There’s a cold war of attrition being fought for the right to own the Internet, its content and its technology, and you’re losing.
For more than a decade, corporations and special interests like the telecom, recording and film industries have been systematically making it impossible to carry on with free speech in the only venue left for us to exercise that right.”
“In every session of Congress, net neutrality comes this close to being irrevocably destroyed, allowing Big Telecom to take over and determine which blogs, websites and streaming content will make it to an audience and which sites get killed. In other words, if net neutrality is revoked, Comcast, AT&T and Verizon will get to decide how much bandwidth you will be able to access for your site. That means an almost entirely democratized digital universe will cease to exist — replaced by a corporatocracy.”
*update* Here is a petition you can sign that will be sent to our corrupt politicians: Stop the Internet Censorship Act