Ma Bell Looks To Stomp Out Net Neutrality World Wide
from the that-should-be-fun dept
One of the things people have brought up repeatedly in the network neutrality debates, is that even if the big US providers end basic network neutrality, there’s still the rest of the world. It appears someone at AT&T (one of the more vigorous supporters of building a tiered internet) realized that as well. So, their plan seems to be to go global. AT&T is now saying that its latest focus is to expand further around the globe, doing its best to make sure that there are fewer ways of using the internet anywhere that don’t involve somehow using AT&T’s network. Many people will obviously point out that AT&T is simply trying to build up a better business for its shareholders — which is its right (or, as some might say, its duty). However, the more the company blocks out network neutrality, the more harm it’s actually doing for shareholders. It reduces the value of the internet, reducing the overall value of what it offers — harming the company’s future prospects.