Sen. Al Franken has tried mightily to get the nation — and the nation’s politicians — alarmed about the demise of net neutrality. For the most part, it’s fallen on deaf ears because the nation doesn’t really get technology and the politicians do get telecommunications money to influence public policy.

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For the most part, Americans got all glassy-eyed when the tech types tried to whip up support for “net neutrality,” which treats everyone as equal on the Internet. Now, we’re about to pay the price — literally — for our indifference.

Netflix announced to investors this week that it will raise its monthly price, hardly surprising after the shakedown Comcast staged by throttling Netflix content, causing buffering and angry customers to the point where Netflix had no choice but to pay Comcast more money to clear the roadblock.
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