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[ NNSquad ] Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

http://j.mp/1b7Hiew  (Huffington)

    You've probably never heard of Susan Crawford. But these days there
    ought to be dozens of airplanes pulling banners with her name on them
    flying over New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas -- signs that also

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And lest you believe that the current clash doesn't have direct
implications for net neutrality concerns, given the willingness of
these telecom giants to play fast and loose, leaving viewers and
subscribers swinging in the breeze ... well, think about that some
more!  These guys know the Internet is the future of broadcasting, and
are demonstrating their power to choke off contracted content
irrespective of how it harms consumers. TWC is as responsible as CBS,
since CBS is reacting directly to TWC, and the inverse. Since there's
so little effective high-speed Internet access competition, we've also
seen the specter of TWC users in areas unaffected by TWC dropping CBS
in major markets, and users of TWC wholesale Internet services, being
blocked by CBS' blanket TWC ban. I've seen this all described as two
dinosaurs fighting over a bone as an asteroid streaks toward them.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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