More than a million people spoke out against the deal, and many in Washington listened. As was true in the Net Neutrality debate, the people-powered movement for Internet freedom has become a force to be reckoned with. The Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission, which are charged with reviewing the deal, should be commended for listening to the people, reviewing the facts and standing up against Comcast’s multi-million dollar lobbying machine.
It’s now a two-front people’s crusade to prevent gatekeepers from wresting control of our nation’s communications ecosystem. One front is preserving and protecting the Federal Communications Commission’s historic passage of real net neutrality rules two months ago. The other is stopping the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger in its tracks.
It would be great to get more people involved in voting. I’ve stood at the senior center on voting day and I wish voter turnout was bigger. Maybe the media could help spur that on more? Community media could be used for getting important topics out there to the people of Winooski. A lot of things that people don’t know - They don’t know there is a community center, that there is a group against the F35s, general information about the city. Until the F35 issue came up, I paid my taxes, loved Winooski, but wasn’t involved. Now that I’ve gotten involved, I’ve met people and I have made real connections.
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Results from our copy of the Senator Bill Doyle Poll.
Take a few minutes to answer these questions from Sen. Bill Doyle, (R/Washington) on the future of Vermont today. Tune in on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 for Channel 17/Town Meeting TV's Live Election results program. Watch on TV or Watch Live Online!
Hopefully, by now you’ve heard of the historic decision by the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a “common carrier”-- requiring Internet Service Providers (ISP) to offer service to the public and their competitors as if they were a utility. Our friends in the public interest community call the ruling a triumph of the “public interest over big money”. Others see it as “Obamacare for the Internet”.
So many forums for this year 2015 Town Meeting. Find the one you want to watch in this organized list.