Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Al Franken Predicts The End Of The Internet
SDTW does its best to not get all "ZEITGEIST" about shit cause that shit is for the birds, but I personally have read A LOT of articles regarding "Net Neutrality" and that shit is no joke.
Read the following excerpt. Not only is it disconcerting, but Al Franken also "sons" the fuck out of the Black Eyed Peas which just makes it that much better.
As an opponent of the Comcast acquisition of NBC Universal, Franken singled out the corporate giant.
Alleging that the cable company wants "to put Netflix out of business entirely" due to their streaming video business that could pose as a threat to Comcast's cable franchise, he warned:
"In the end, the American people will end up paying a lot more for worse service."
He encouraged festival attendees to fight the political influence of the big telecom firms, saying:
"Unfortunately one thing these big corporations have that we don't is the ability to purchase favorable political outcomes. Big telecoms have lots of [lobbyists], and good ones, too. … The end of net neutrality would benefit no one but these corporate giants."
He ended his speech by encouraging people to fight to preserve net neutrality to avoid a future in which they're "stuck listening to the Black Eyed Peas and reminiscing about the days before you had to sell out to make it.”