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Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs Give a Video Thumbs-Up to Net Neutrality

Check out this funny mashup in support of net neutrality that puts FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's speech last week to the tune of "Bits Don't Lie," a riff of Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie."

An enthusiastic Tim Draper, venture capitalist investors of Yahoo and Hotmail, and other Sand Hill Road investors and entrepreneurs give a thumbs up to Genachowski's proposal.

By Cecilia Kang  |  October 2, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  | Category:  Cecilia Kang
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Oh, how nice it is to be demonized by corporate lobbyists.

I'm an ISP. I work 7 days a week, 365 1/4 days a year to get people good Internet -- many of them in places where the cable and telephone companies won't serve. I patiently take tech support calls (even when the problem is with the user's computer and not the network), write software late into the night, climb on rooftops in freezing weather to install wireless Internet equipment.

And the lobbyists relentlessly work to tie my hands, prevent me from innovating, and kill my business -- which is every bit as much a small, entrepreneurial business as any in Silicon Valley (though I till the much less cash-rich ground of rural Wyoming).

Why? For the sake of small-startup-turned-900-pound-gorilla Google, a monopolist which is the largest invader of Internet privacy. Google doesn't care one bit if it raises the price of broadband, destroys competition and consumer choice, or hurts the quality of your broadband service. It's only watching its bottom line.

The Post could at least feature some objective reporting on this issue, instead of posting story after story which is biased in favor of these destructive lobbyists and their corporate masters.

--Brett Glass

Posted by: squirma | October 4, 2009 1:26 PM

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