Tim Wu, in The New Yorker, on a response President Obama gave in 2007:

“The answer is yes,” Obama replied. “I am a strong supporter of net neutrality.” Explaining, he said, “What you’ve been seeing is some lobbying that says that the servers and the various portals through which you’re getting information over the Internet should be able to be gatekeepers and to charge different rates to different Web sites…. And that I think destroys one of the best things about the Internet—which is that there is this incredible equality there.”

It is within Obama’s power to tell the FCC they fucked up, but don’t hold your breath — it would seem if it cannot be cured by a drone strike, then it cannot be cured by this administration.1


  1. Or that’s how it feels. 


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