There's some big news on the astroturf front. Lawyer Chris Wolf and former White House press secretary Mike McCurry have both left the AT&T funded anti-net neutrality group 'Hands Off the Internet'. I don't know why they resigned. Perhaps they were bored with a losing fight, perhaps AT&T concluded that fighting net neutrality against a President who appoints gamers to manage part of the FCC transition was fruitless, or maybe there's some other angle here. Hopefully the telecoms will start cooperating with the public interest community for a universal broadband network and grab them some of that stimulus money, and we can go after the real bad actors here, cable.
It's very exciting to think that we may soon get ourselves a first class fiber network to the home in this country. It's about time. And the complete failure of Hands Off the Internet might help usher in the end of these astroturf efforts, though on that point I'm a bit skeptical.
Today's a day to wish these folks well in their pursuits that do not involve kneecapping the internet.