Control of Internet at issue involving net neutrality

-A A +A
By Sherry Robinson

In an economy with too few jobs to offer displaced workers, some have taken a deep breath and started a home business. Others are employed by companies with home-based worker programs.
These folks are the fastest growing segment of the economy, and they don’t get enough respect, says Community Economics Lab, a consulting firm that has a pilot program in Los Lunas. Its goal is to find ways to support home-based workers.
It’s one more reason to be concerned about the Internet. Last week 400 people attended a town hall in Albuquerque to discuss net neutrality. Organized by advocacy groups, the meeting targeted minorities. It was no accident that it coincided with the National Congress of American Indians’ annual convention.
“Net neutrality” means that Internet service providers treat all content, from the Viagra ad to your mom’s e-mail, equally. It’s become a debate over whether government or corporations should control the Net.
A few years ago Comcast secretly blocked traffic from BitTorrent, a file-sharing application provider. When users found out, they made a stink.
Comcast subsequently agreed to work with BitTorrent, but advocacy groups demanded that the Federal Communications Commission keep Internet providers in line.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday