With the FCC policy to allow a two-speed internet, the die is cast
that corporate favoritism is the focus of government, as Internet 2 accelerates to replace the network that has served the
public so well for decades. Internet 2 turns 15, asks. Has it delivered on its promise?
"Internet 2 was created by 34 university research institutions in 1996, when the commercial and non-commercial
branches of the Internet's evolutionary tree split off and went their separate ways. The mission of Internet 2 was to provide
reliable, dedicated bandwidth to support the ever-growing demands of the research and educational communities, and in doing
so, to develop technologies that would advance the state of the 'commodity' Internet."
As major ventures like the 16 Major Technology Companies
Announce Cloud Service Partnerships to Benefit the Nation's Universities, collaborate to control and store the data stream certainly benefits the
corporatist economy, but significantly reduces if not eliminates the independence of personal choices on the web. Make no
mistake about it, the big tech giants are so deep in bed with government dominance freaks, that advancing opportunities for
constructive commerce would be a mere byproduct to the new system.
two different internet platform steams coexist? Do not confuse the rise of the "Social Internet" with the higher speed gateway IN2 interconnect. Intra academic connect-ability
is poised to include the next generation of corporate affiliations. With this association, the quaint notion of academic freedom
will never pass the algorithm test.
The recent EU Court Decision in Google
Search Info Removal Case Appalls Analysts article is a warning of restrictions to come.
"A court decision in the European Union that could force Google to remove
offensive information in searches at the request of individuals is receiving harsh criticism from
IT analysts who say that such a policy could ultimately diffuse the credibility of the Internet itself."
In an Internet 2 environment, the influence of government lawmakers, agencies and
courts will be far more prevalent then the experience that seldom blocked "Politically Incorrect" results. Any surfer
of the search engines knows that restricting, and even eliminating, content once freely accessed, has become routine. Today
a Google search (both text and images) provides sites that restrict outcomes that were once available. Imagine the greater
degree of limitations under a supervised bureaucratic culture that relegates critical conclusions of the governance society
under Internet 2.
Whenever the corporatists see the prospects
to carve out, more efficient monopolies, they seize the opportunity. The deist’s that idolize the synergism partnership
of the corporate-state, play into the hands of the non-compete economy.
Townhall the NeoCon publication maintains a political partisan position in the article, Neutrality Nuts Won't Be Happy
Until Government Controls the Internet. Author Phil Kerpen criticizes the Free Press opposition to the FCC endorsement of a paid priority internet.
"Together we'll dance, drum and shout that the agency must throw out its destructive
plan and reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. This is the only way to restore real Net Neutrality."
"Restore" is an odd word choice, because the reclassification of broadband
Internet as a Title II telecommunications service, also known, ironically, as POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service), would bring
about total government economic control on the Internet that has never previously existed."
Now where do you suppose the corporatist will come down on greater regulation?
Yep, you guessed it! When you write the legislation and dominate the lobbying of regulators, squeezing out the upstarts or
free market entrepreneurs, is right up your alley.