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Internet Slow Lane.

Start: Stan Tremblay, graphic artist, ebook designer, Client Success Supervisor at web design and marketing company Commonplaces.com, and former Assistance Publisher and all-around good guy at the house that published my novel Red Moon (the now defunct Variance Publishing), was kind enough to invite me to contribute a post to the CommonPlaces blog on the blistering hot subject of Net Neutrality.

I’d like to thank Gary Locke, CommonPlaces’ copy editor, for doing a bang-up job in smoothing out the article’s rough edges.

It’s called, “Will Internet Fast Lanes be the End of Net Neutrality?” Here’s an excerpt:

Everyone’s experienced it. You’re heading down the freeway, a three lane strip of asphalt with a speed limit of 65 miles an hour, and there’s someone in every lane poking along fifteen or twenty miles under the speed limit.

Infuriating.

Now, imagine this: the Department of Transportation is given the latitude to take in revenue to “sponsor” a freeway fast lane set aside specifically for people going to a set destination — let’s say, Disneyland — and the speed limit in that lane can be as much as 180 miles an hour. Not going to Disneyland? Then you’ll have to plod along behind the slowpokes in the remaining two lanes of that highway.

Sounds ridiculous? Well, in the digital world, the door was opened for this to happen on Thursday, May 15. …

Read the complete article here.

I’d like to thank you again, Stan, for thinking of me to contribute on this topic. It’s appreciated.

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Copyright © 2014, by Daniel Brenton. All Rights Reserved.

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