Sometimes, when I am trying to connect with Common Dreams, I can’t connect, and a notice says I am not online—but I am online. I have no idea what this is. Sometimes, for certain sites, it takes forever to load. That is a denial of equal access for me and for the website.
Free speech is also like free thought to me, and if I can’t access it all equally, then my thoughts are diminished, and so is knowledge. The NY Times loads very quickly, but smaller news organizations don’t.
If I am not allowed equal access to all sites and at similar speeds—then my access to information is compromised. Besides, once there was only one phone company in America, and then people, and even in the government realized that with a monopoly, there is no competition. Without competition there can be no new ideas, in learning, or science, or climate. or employment, or believable news ------when a corporation has more power than the people of a nation, then the corporation has made itself into a king -------and that’s when the people realize public airways are not public after all.