Thursday, October 12, 2006

Net Neutrality and Bill Moyers UPDATED

Update: The Net Neutrality live chat with Bill Moyeys was quite good and informative. The conference had much information to desseminate so I will save a comprehensive update for a later post. The main thing is that this threat to the internet-as-we-know-it is real. We know that BushCo gives away the store to corporate interests virtually always with fredom and access to the regular Joe absent from any deals. Please call and write your Senators or go to Save the Internet's site and sign their petition. Unless you have unlimited money to spend on what is currently free and available access to the information you seek, that is.

Links to Senate offices and phone numbers just below. Scroll down.

Now is the time. We have momentum. And the GOP is dying to kill it. If you've noticed the banner over there----->
Its about Net Neurality and how we can help save the internet as we've known it. Here's a primer and a little info about it. If you prefer your information video style check out the videos below. If free, unencumbered internet access as it is today, without government or corporate interference and much higher fees, is what you want, please look into the Net Neutrality debate and contact your Senator 202-224-3121, or click on the the net neutrality banner.

Video courtesty of "Unclassified Producer":

Now that you know what net neutrality is, I would also like to invite all readers to the event "A Conversation with Bill Moyers" has invited me and I extend an open invitation to all those who care about future access to the internet to an exclusive online discussion with award-winning journalist Bill Moyers about his upcoming PBS special, "The Net at Risk," on the fight over Net Neutrality and the future of the Internet.

Bloggers and online activists have transformed the issue of Net Neutrality from a closed-door discussion with lobbyists into a public debate involving millions of Americans. This online forum will give bloggers and writers covering the issue a chance to offer feedback before this new documentary airs nationwide.

I hope you'll join me for this special event. Here are the details:

What: Live Web Discussion with Bill Moyers of "Moyers on America"
Who: Bill Moyers & Rick Karr (PBS), Josh Silver (
When: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Login online at

The forum will include sneak peek at "The Net at Risk," followed by a question-and-answer session. To learn more about "Moyers on America," visit
To learn more about Net Neutrality, visit
The forum will include sneak peek at "The Net at Risk," followed by a question-and-answer session. In order to attend this online chat with Bill Moyers please register and see the details below.

Please RSVP to

I hope you'll join us on Tuesday.

How to attend: To attend this event, go to the OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) Web site ( and enter the Texas Forums Meeting Room, or log on directly at You will need a computer with speakers and will need to download some software so plan ahead. If you have a microphone attached to your computer, you will be able to pose questions to the panelist verbally. Otherwise, you can interact via text messaging in the virtual auditorium.

If you have never attended an OPAL event, check out the video introduction at: <>


HillCountryGal said...

I don't have speakers or a microphone, but I will attend in spirit. Please keep us updated on what is happening.

Swim said...

Will do.