Lawrence Lessig tells it simply and straight: the past eight years have been horrible for Internet users in the U.S. Broadband access in the U.S. has dropped from #5 at the beginning of Bush’s term to #22 now. In many countries, you will pay half of what Americans pay for ten times the speed.
John McCain, who has had a leadership position on the U.S. Committee on Science, Technology and Commerce has nothing to say about recognizing or remedying this problem. We are becoming a third word power in Internet access and McCain doesn’t give a shit.
To make things worse, McCain (whose campaign is loaded up with telecom lobbyists) has now come out against net neutrality.
This short video is well-worth watching and highly disturbing. Lawrence Lessig is a brilliant thinker who explains the issues clearly. Consider sending his link to anyone who cares about the Internet and free speech.