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It's the Internet Stupid!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 6/9/09 (9:23am)

The FCC has been charged by Congress to come up with a plan to provide high-speed Internet access to all Americans. A group of Internet luminaries, including everyone from Vint Cerf to Larry Lessig, has come together to remind the FCC that what counts ultimately isn't the speed of the connection but what it connects to.

They've set up a site, appropriately named, 'ItsTheInternetStupid.com' where you can read what they've submitted and even add your endorsement.