Who makes the law?

From Your Own Personal Internet

The Senate Commerce Committee deadlocked 11 to 11 on an amendment inserting some very basic net neutrality provisions into a moving telecommunications bill…

Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) explained why he voted against the amendment and gave an amazing primer on how the internet works: I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.

Politicians are just that, politicians. They are not technologists nor should we expect them to understand the finer details of the technical workings of the Internet.

But I do expect politicians to have technically sound advisers, esp. if you are on the community that is doing the reform of Telecommunicaton Act. So when you get a wrong idea of what you opposing in the first place, it is very worrying.

Yep, these are the folks that decide the future of Internet. Maybe Powell is right to asked neutrologists not to be naive. :-(

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