[Marxism] It’s time to nationalize the internet!

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 06:25:51 MST 2018


To counter the FCC’s attack on net neutrality, we need to start treating
the Internet like the public good it is.

The Internet was initially a product of public spending. The U.S. Defense
Department first conceived it
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/internet-public-dns-privatization-icann-netflix/>
in
the 1960s, following a period of feverish technological competition with
the Soviet Union. By the early 1990s, the government ceded control of the
Internet to the private sector, which had the putative capacity to host its
rapid growth. Since then, the transition to corporate stewardship has
stratified the digital landscape and isolated disenfranchised populations.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20784/fcc-net-neutrality-open-internet-public-good-nationalize



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