Big telecom continues to make the extremely unconvincing sales pitch that we don't need net neutrality.
By Karl Bode
For several months now, major internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon have been breathlessly-insisting that the repeal of net neutrality protections is simply no big deal. Sure, Large ISPs may have spent the better part of 15 years and millions of dollars trying to kill net neutrality and broadband privacy protections, but the nation's giant ISPs would have you believe they have absolutely no intention of actually taking advantage of this fact.
For example, in a video posted earlier this year, Verizon went so far as to use a fake journalist to interview Verizon general counsel Craig Silliman, who proceeded to claim that consumers should rest easy because none of this is actually happening.