Dan Gillmor on the FCC

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
June 3rd, 2003 • 6:07 pm

You don’t hear much about media consolidation in the mainstream media conglomerates, maybe because it’s not a very sexy subject, but mostly because it is definitely not in their interest to cover an issue where they themselves have so much at stake. This makes Dan Gillmor’s recent column on the subject all the more required reading:

FCC’s Powell must be held to his word” by Dan Gillmor, SiliconValley.com

It’s not alarmist, given the plain-as-day trajectory of policies — including the FCC’s own recent actions — to suggest that the Net’s promise is in jeopardy. A few giant media and telecommunications companies could well grasp full control of the Net.

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