Musicians saving the Internet, too

Posted on April 1, 2007

It looks like the only group who isn't willing to save the Internet these days is the one on Capitol Hill.

Musicians, including well-known bands and smaller independent artists, have joined together in supporting Net Neutrality. On the actual website, Rock the Net, you can quickly get a list of the supporting artists and a list of upcoming concerts.

Many people still don't completely understand Net Neutrality. The problem is that some of the larger phone and cable companies want to charge allow their customers the ability to reach one website faster than another. So, for instance, if you're using BellSouth DSL, and you try to visit Verizon's website, it will take a ridiculously long amount of time for the page to finally appear. At the same time, if you visit Singular's website, the page will resolve immediately. Of course, they would do this because of affiliation, and the user may feel that Verizon has inferior services because the website doesn't load efficiently.

When giant telecom companies ask as gatekeepers and speed control to the Internet, everyone suffers. But for some reason, the Net Neutrality law still has not been passed. Fortunately, with the widespread opposition to the bill to effectively end any possibility to neutral web browsing, there is hope this year. Click here to learn more about how you can help save the Internet.