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The Corporate Deal to Control Your Internet

08/02/2010 09:10 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Washington is under siege over Net Neutrality.

On the one side, elected officials and regulators have heard from millions of citizens demanding that Washington protect this rule that preserves the Internet's open architecture.

On the other is a lobbying juggernaut that seeks to dismantle online openness so that phone and cable companies can rebuild the Internet as a gated community that serves their bottom line.

The problem is that policymakers in the middle aren't holding the line for the public. They seem content simply to cut a deal between companies with the most political and economic clout.

If that doesn't worry you, it should.

Because the deal they're cutting is over who ultimately wins control of online information. And it goes without saying that you're not in the running.

-- Read the entire commentary at The Seattle Times ...