Beach Walk 71 – Save the Internet

Congress is trying to let big telecom companies carve up the internet and put it out for sale to the highest bidder.

h3. About Today’s Show

Hawai’i is the most remote land mass in the world. The internet is vital to us being able to connect and communicate with the rest of the world. Our economy depends on tourism, the large majority of whom use the internet as consumers to learn about our piece of paradise. What would you do if you had to wait 30 minutes for Beach Walks to download every day?

Usually rivals, these companies have all come out in favor of “net neutrality” and against the bill currently in Congress to allow for access fees all across the internet: Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Common Cause, Gun Owners of America and the Parents Television Council.

Contact your congressional representatives easily from Save the Internet.

Mahalo to David Meade for creating the “Save the Internet” bumper on today’s show.

For those who want to know more, great notes from Andy Carvin who attended the Yale conference, Access to Knowledge.

Congratulations to Doctor Trey!
Who received a nomination for a Nā HōkÅ« Hanohano Awards music award from the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts.

Hawaiian words
Mamao: remote

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  1. Great show; good use of effects. 🙂

    It will be interesting to see how this issue plays out. An attempt to get Net Neutrality amended to the COPE act goes before the house next week. Its good to see the vlogsphere directing attention to the issue.

    Maholo for the shout out in the show links!
    – Dave

  2. Hey Rox. Good to see you put your ‘hat’ in the ring….and thanks for the trackback to loadedpun 🙂

    We’ll be posting our clip on this topic shortly….every little bit counts.

  3. I really appreciate you stopping by guys. And yes, every little bit does count!



  4. The sky looks amazing. Thanks for posting this. A VERY important issue.

  5. May 24th: National day of protest to stop the telcos from preventing open access to the internet:


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