“…Without those regulations, Verizon can now sell those $25 packages but allow access only to Facebook, email, and one streaming service. So, if someone wants to read the news, say, they would have to pay extra. If someone wants to access a shopping site, like Amazon, they would have to pay extra.
This is not only bad news for low-to-middle income families, it could be a devastating blow to artists everywhere.”
Well, the great circus clowns at the Capitol Hill big top pulled the plug on net neutrality on Thursday, December 14, 2017. I took it personally. So, I made a call to my senator, my governor, and the ACLU chapter. Then, I reached out to my friend, the excellent editor of Classic Rock Magazine, Scott Rowley, in Great Britain and asked if he had a writer on the story. He didn’t, but he was curious as to why he should. After I explained it to him, he told me to have at it. So, I did.
I’m especially proud of this piece because writing for TeamRock, with their quality content, wide distribution base, and excellent reputation, was a real privilege and because it inspired a genuine dialogue on both the Classic Rock and Metal Hammer Facebook threads.