Heather Wolpert-Gawron

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

By on June 8, 2008

Check out this kinda frightening prediction from early Time Magazine sources.  It seems that there is an attempt to create blocks of media packages starting as early as 2012 or earlier.  That is, very much like TV cable packaging, the Internet would only be sold in blocks to purchase access much as you would your HBO Basic or Plus packages for cable.  

Just imagine the even wider achievement gap that would occur if schools had to pay for their Internet packages.    

If it’s true, we need to get more media attention on this attempt to stomp out the global communication that we have all come to know, love, and support.  

I can’t say I know a lot about this subject, but it’s definitely worth looking into.  Of course, there’s no way Google’s gonna let this happen, of course.  After all, they’re a juggernaut in the business of universal information access.   

Have you heard any updates on this topic that our Ed Tech community should be aware of?  What steps should we take to ensure that it doesn’t happen?   

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