Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Hey, Remember Net Neutrality?

Edward Wyatt, New York Times:

Companies like Disney, Google or Netflix will be allowed to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers under new rules to be proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday.

The proposed rules are a change for the agency on what is known as net neutrality — the idea that no providers of legal Internet content should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers and that users should have equal access to see any legal content they choose.

Translation: “I, Tom Wheeler, former telecom lobbyist, am proposing that network neutrality can fuck right off in the United States.” Go on, email him and tell him what you really think. (I can’t, as I’m Canadian.)

Update: The FCC has issued a non-denial denial, for what it’s worth.