At precisely 12:34 a.m. on Friday morning, the Egyptian government apparently shut down Internet access not just from but into Egypt. That is, Egypt didn't lose Internet access: the Internet lost Egypt.
I am all for thoughtful discussion -- even over compromise -- but the messages that 'net neutrality' groups are sending to the FCC read more like 'it's my way or the highway' than 'let's work together.'
Those who govern us have satellite antennas in their homes, broadband, open Internet, iPhones full of applications, while we -- the citizens -- trip over screens that say "this service is not available in your country."
Those who are suddenly jobless lose the connections that are so vital to fighting their way back into the workforce. Internet access could help eliminate or at least alleviate many of those challenges.