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Fwd: OT (maybe!): Re: facilities-n-planning: Internet Neutrality

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  • John A. Ardelli
    ... John A. Ardelli http://pedalingprince.blogspot.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2009
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      > From: Brett Delmage <Brett.Delmage@...>
      > Date: September 2, 2009 1:24:36 PM ADT
      > Reply-To: facilities-n-planning@...
      >
      > On Wed, 2 Sep 2009, John A. Ardelli wrote:
      >
      >> I know this has nothing to do with the topic of this group. If
      >> you're not interested in off-topic posts, I apologize for the
      >> intrusion; feel free to delete it. However, as it is on an issue
      >> that I believe affects ALL users of the Internet, I felt compelled
      >> to share this:
      >>
      >> http://pedalingprince.blogspot.com/2009/09/internet-neutrality.html
      >
      > "Until now, the concept described by the term was part of the
      > "common sense" of the Internet"
      >
      > Hi John, "net neutrality" may not be directly related to this
      > group, but it has parallels to cycling.
      >
      > Cyclists have fought and continue to fight for our rights to use the
      > road: ALL roads (except some high-level limited access highways) and
      > continue to do so. As cyclists, we believe that public roads should
      > accomodate ALL vehicles, not just vehicles with 4 wheels, or people
      > who pay "gas taxes" (not that those pay the true costs of roads!)
      >
      > It was free-spirit individuals, cyclists, who started the "good road
      > movement" - and than later found themselves increasingly not welcome
      > on them.
      >
      > I DO think there are similarities between fighting for equal road
      > access and fighting for equal internet access. Cyclists, of all
      > individuals, should understand this - and join the new movement
      > fighting to maintain full access to the information highway, in
      > addition to the asphalt one.
      >
      > As we are finding out in Ontario, when you're kicked off the real
      > provincial asphalt highway, good luck getting there from here. It's
      > a lot harder fighting this AFTER it happens.
      >
      > Good luck to us all.
      >
      > Brett Delmage
      > Ottawa, ON
      >
      > running independent cycling internet email, list and web servers
      > since 2008 - and hoping to be able to continue doing so

      John A. Ardelli
      http://pedalingprince.blogspot.com
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