"Big media companies want to be in charge again," said Wu. "Most media over the past 150 years has been closed: if you look at NBC or the cable networks, they decide what goes on their network. The threat comes from the fact that the broadcasters, phone and cable companies are used to that business model and want to return to it."
The concern about Net Neutrality is so great that even President Obama spoke about it in a 2010 interview. "We've got to keep the internet open. We don't want to create a bunch of gateways that prevent someone who doesn't have a lot of money, but has a good idea, from being able to start their next Youtube, or their next Google on the internet," said Obama.
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