Monday, December 11, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES STANDS UP FOR NET NEUTRALITY!!!



Tonight we find common ground with the top ranking elected official at City Hall as he offers his perspective on a controversial new effort to subvert the architecture of the Internet for the benefit of corporate monopolies that will undoubtedly crackdown on free speech.

Checkit:

The Blog Of Mayor Sly James: The FCC Must Focus on Digital Inclusion

Thesis . . .

"The Lifeline program and net neutrality rules are integral to creating digital inclusion in Kansas City. Without these policies, Kansas City’s low-income residents could be unable to access the Internet to apply for jobs, affordable housing and job permits, as well as find public transportation routes, Medicaid and Medicare information and education options for their children. Many of these processes are now only available online, unless the user is willing and able to travel or pay additional fees. Kansas City’s students and schools could face even greater hurdles, no longer having access to the full world wide web, but rather a selection of sites made available by the ISPs, depriving them of a 21st century education. Kansas City’s small businesses could struggle to find customers if their website and social media pages are placed behind a paywall or made completely inaccessible by ISPs. Kansas City’s veterans and military families could find it harder to stay connected with one another when the cost of the Internet services they rely on become prohibitive and services like Lifeline are cut. Without access to affordable Internet services, many Kansas Citians could be excluded from the digital economy, which is becoming a larger and larger chunk of the economy at large, and deprived of the opportunity to be a part of their community."

Read the whole thing.

You decide . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a way different approach that he is taking on this issue. Probably because a lot of his support comes from Crossroads internet companies.

Broken clock said...

The mayor is doing the right thing here for once. That deserves some respect.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Sprint or even KCP&L know about this? The big companies and telcoms have a lot to gain from controlling the Internet. They can shut down criticism and make a huge profit by producing nothing. Like a protection service.

Jonsie said...

American Internet is already so far behind the curve, this would push the online economy back another 10 years while other nations continue to move forward. A shame that this is even a consideration. But I guess the middlemen don't have any other options when their services are becoming obsolete.

Anonymous said...

In the most ironic story of the day, and perhaps of 2017, a former Facebook executive whose job it was to literally get the world hooked on the "internet crack" that is social media, is now calling on people to take a "hard break" from a service which he believes is "ripping apart the social fabric of how society works." Speaking to a group of students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said that he feels "tremendous guilt" for his role in building the social media giant and warned that "if you feed the beast, that beast will destroy you".

Anonymous said...

RE: "Without these policies, Kansas City’s low-income residents could be unable to access the Internet to apply for jobs, affordable housing and job permits, as well as find public transportation routes, Medicaid and Medicare information and education options for their children."


So....I guess that explains why he so oftentimes diverts money away from the libraries to feed the developers and corporate cronies?

Anonymous said...

^^^ EXCELLENT point. This mayor is talking out of both sides of his mouth.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^

Yes, that's K.C. Sly James full of crap and lies, but liberal K.C. falls for it!

Anonymous said...

Spot on 8:04!!!

Don’t forget he’s robbing the schools too

chuck said...

Fuck GOOGLE! Fuck TWITTER!!!!! Fuck Mark kunt Zukerburg, who stole someone else's company and hard work.

90% of all internet revenue goes to Google and Facebook.

Fuck, fuck, fuck these cocksucker, Progressive Fascists who would control content and ideas.

Zuckerberg should be hung up in city center square, by his heels, exactly like the Fascist cunt he is, Mussolini.

Fuck, fuck the Silicon Valley Socialists who rule over us all. The one ring, that lets them rule over us all, is Net Nuter-nuterallity.

Break their jaws and their dreams, in contempt, in defiance and in blood.

If we can break up Standard Oil in 1910, then why, why would we let, acquiesce, and bow down to a meritocratic, moneyed Advent Royalty, whose dreams center on a Globalized, myopic "Metropolis", whose failures are unambiguatedly evident over the last century and more.

The blinkered, narcissistic endeavors of elites, kill, KILL the middle class, right here in America.

Fuck Silicon Valley and if you get a chance, break Mark Zuckerbergs Jaw.

That, he will understand.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the "Thought Leaders" at Google, at FaceFuckBook and fuck, FUCK Mark Zuckercunt.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I don't think the FCC or the Trump administration much cares what Sly thinks about much of anything.
He an Cleaver combined don't make so much as a ripple on the water of either Jeff City or DC.
How about making reducing the violence and murder in the city a priority?
You know, something you're actually responsible for and is in your job description.
Next up?
What does Sly think about global warming?
What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Poor Sly. Now he is going to have to pay premium for all that porn.

Anonymous said...

No he won’t, he uses city equipment for that

Anonymous said...

Rat with a bow tie.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Chuck is clearly off his meds.

Anonymous said...

Unlike you Byron Chuck needs no meds nor does he commit welfare fraud.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait until this GRIFTER moron bitch clown capitulating Asshole INNER city douchebag is gone , a total embarrassing shithead to our once fine city , now commonly known as Killa city boons turf ¡!¡!