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All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs – The Verge

The FCC is about to give massive internet service providers the power to divide the internet. It is at risk of becoming unrecognizable. A vital global utility that has been a boon to creative and economic freedom for people around the world may be turned into a twisted land of tolls and corporate control.

Source: All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs – The Verge

2 Responses to All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs – The Verge

  1. Interesting you should mention corporate control, because the giant corporation Google, who opposes this change, paid congress even more than the ISPs. In fact, they’ve been spending more trying to buy legislation than any other company. I guess money can’t buy anything.

    “Google spends more on lobbying than any other company”
    https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/google-political-lobbying-spending-q1-2015/

  2. The attached article doesn’t say anything about ‘target legislation’ only that the big G is spending like any other sow filing a nipple. Likely Google is making sure that right of ways for fiber and favourable legislation stays fresh. Net neutrality is not likely on the short list for them. They serve all markets regardless of bandwidth. Google, so far at least, does not provide capacity dependent content and does not appear to be moving in that direction.

    Net neutrality as been nailed to the cross from day one. Money uberallus is all you need to know. The net is the Railroad of the 2k’s, if your in the way, your done. If you need it, your paying the freight.

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