AT&T opposes Net Neutrality – who woulda thunk it?

by Guest on October 21, 2009

imtenet-censorshipWow – AT&T’s Senior Executive Jim Cicconi has asked the employees of AT&T to use their personal emails to mislead the FCC into believing that the average netizen is against Net Neutrality.  Telling your employees that the debate is potentially harmful to their livelihood is a bit, uhm, underhanded.  He has directed them to respond as individuals – not representatives of the company – yet giving them talking points to discuss their personal thoughts and opinions. Wow – must feel great to work at a company that dictates what you can write in your personal emails.  Makes you wonder why so many people are upset about the Net Neutrality debate.

Save the internet has a great FAQ that explains what the Net Neutrality debate is about, and what we (the non AT&T netizens) stand to lose if the FCC backs off of the major players.

AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast want to shape your internet experience into something that they can manage and capitalize on.  Google and Amazon, and the rest of the internet world, believe that data is data – and shouldn’t be scrutinized and packaged in the way that the ISP’s would like.

Do you want to work for a company that issues memos to tell you what to believe?  What’s the flavor of that Kool-Aid?

Written by: Jason Finnerty. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Identi.ca, or Friendfeed

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