Late last month, we got the following letter. Give it a read and see if you notice anything odd.
Congratulations America. In talking recently, my Dad said, â€œOur first computer, just 20 years ago, to load about five web pages took, it seemed, years.â€ So, if bandwidth data transfer at that rate continued from then, Innovis would receive in its inbox, today, medical data and reports from 9/9/1985. Now, from this silly anecdote, no one would say, â€œNah, no one needs fast Internet.â€ But today, I am afraid, some people may know this, but be unaware of works happening between Google and Verizon. Harder and more costly times loom than you might imagine. It affects you whether you casually Internet surf, or are spilling all of you cares and efforts into social media. More than all the practicalities, itâ€™s about what the Internet stands for. â€œHis equality shall giveth freedom.â€
Hospitals, patients, families, schools, and businesses in Jamestown deserve equally fast Internet. This has been the central root. Itâ€™s been the core of Internet. Weâ€™re blessed to have fast Internet, more to have it period. But to have it separated for profit gain, you would agree, is aversely seated with those fundamental roots of equality. â€œAll we want,â€ they say, â€œis the creation of a â€˜fast-laneâ€™.â€ Is love for equality so easily fooled? And is love and hope for respect so easily swayed and deceived? I canâ€™t say for all. I can, however, take all I can muster, to write this letter so your awareness might grow. Informing both son and daughter, mother and father, sister and brother, in the now-endangered pursuit of net-neutrality. One last analogy: supporting a fast lane and a slow lane is comparable to having to pay to read all of this text. If you are against net-neutrality, why donâ€™t you just read every sixth word of this letter?
This letter almost made it into the newspaper, before I noticed that last line and realized it was more than an argument about network neutrality. Go back through that letter and see what you find.
If you still don’t see the message Matthew Rowe hidÂ in this letter for someone, or if you’re too lazy, follow the jump below to read theÂ message. Â Nice try, Matthew.