FCC Chairman Uses Springsteen Titles to Explain Internet Policy

October 6th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Bruce Springsteen was so inspired by President Barack Obama during the 2008 election that he went out on the campaign trail to support the Democratic candidate. Returning the favor, Julius Genachowski, the man hired by Obama to oversee the Federal Communications Commission, was inspired by Springsteen when delivering the FCC’s stance on their Internet policy, using song titles from throughout the E Streeter’s career to make his point in the most rocking way possible, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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“Everywhere from the Streets of Philadelphia to My Hometown in New York, every Bobby Jean and every Jersey Girl l should be counting on the Internet remaining free and open, not Counting on a Miracle. They should count on The Rising of millions of voices to beat back any Darkness on the Edge of Town, or broadband Badlands that could threaten limited choice and create potential bottlenecks.

The people who built the Internet were working on more than a computer network, they were Working on a Dream. It was a network that was Born to Run in a land of open protocols, (the Promised Land). The Internet is more than an information highway, it is a telecom Thunder Road of wonderfully chaotic creativity and it will be a Lonesome Day if that is ever lost. But, hold on, Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart, because the FCC will be taking up open Internet rules in the near future.

I am grateful for the multitudes of artists — including musicians, songwriters, and other creative voices — who are coming forward to say they have a Hungry Heart for a free and open Internet, who will shout ‘No Surrender’ when it is threatened. This exhausts Springsteen song title references ex...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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