Obama set to hand the Internet to AT&T, Verizon, Google…

The Fate of the Internet. Decided in a Back Room.
by Tim Karr

The Wall Street Journal just reported that the Federal Communications Commission is holding “closed-door meetings”with industry to broker a deal on Net Neutrality– the rule that keeps control over the Internet with the people who use it.

Given that the corporations at the table all profit from gaining control over information, the outcome won’t be
pretty.

The meetings include a small group of industry lobbyists representing the likes of AT&T, Verizon, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and Google. They reportedly met for two-and-a-half hours on Monday morning and will convene another meeting today. The goal according to insiders is to “reach consensus” on rules of the road for the Internet.

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