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Nondiscrimination

Stand with the Public. Pass a Strong Network Neutrality Rule.

The public demands the strongest Network Neutrality rule possible, without loopholes. Millions of Americans have called for nothing less, and now the FCC must act decisively, putting the public interest first and not giving in to pressure from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and their lobbyists.

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Real Internet Freedom, Not Regulation

The Internet is highly competitive. Traditional “phone” and traditional “cable” companies have been locked in an intense struggle to win customers, and wireless is rapidly becoming another viable alternative to wired broadband connections. If a private company blocked or censored Internet traffic maliciously it would lose its customers. If government exercised such control over a government-controlled Internet, there ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

The net is neutral now

The internet is basically neutral now and it desperately needs to stay that way. For democracies to thrive and grow, a free flow of uncensored information must flow into the marketplace of ideas, and let the market decide which ideas are good, and which are not.

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Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and National Security

ISPs are not cops, and never should be.

The big problem with representative Markey's Net Neutrality bill, is that it bequeaths onto ISPs the power to be police by giving them the responsibility to figure out which users are lawfully using the internet. For one thing that violates the due process clause of the constitution. For another it means that ISPs will inherently be able to watch our data... I have a big problem with that. That violates the prohibition ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Voice of the people

Net Neutrality is what allows freedom of expression on the net. Regulation will restrict the voice of the people. We have seen amazing amounts of political change, and I personally have learned much by the "anyone can join the discussion" concept of the internet (such as this "join the discussion" box I am currently typing into). Seeing some be left out of having their ideas heard because they could not afford to post ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

You May Not Claim What Belongs to Me--and the Whole Public

I recently enjoyed Ken Burns' wonderful series on our national parks. As I read today about the question of net neutrality, I was reminded of a man in Ken Burns’ series named Ralph Cameron. Cameron pretty much decided that the Grand Canyon belonged to him. Why? Because he said so! One of his many outrageous offenses was the "toll road" he built at the head of Bright Angel Trail, where he charged visitors a large ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Network Neutrality, because Censoring is already here! (On my ISP)

I just wanted to share my experience comparing two different internet service providers I have, one is Pavlov media, and the other is ATT. Pavlov media provides a 1.5mbit service to my house, and ATT provides the same to my parents house. Both cost about the same and advertise their connections as being equal speed. The difference is that Pavlov filters their connection extensively based on file type, website visited, ...more »

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The Open Internet & Public Engagement

Stand with Freedom: Oppose the oxymoronic 'Net Neutrality'

Ok, so what we have here is the basic argument that is consuming America on all levels, and not just about Internet Neutrality. On one side, we have the capitalists who believe that "The Government" is the enemy and that "The Market" will balance everything out and solve all the problems. On the other side we have (for lack of a less antagonistic term) the anti-capitalists who believe that evil corporations will screw ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Net Neutrality is good for our economy

If large ISP and web providers get their way on this, they can effectively "lock out" internet start-ups, nonprofits, and those unable to pay for premium bandwidth. Why should we hand over the internet, which was developed with public money, over to large corporations who will only inflate the costs to consumers in the same way wireless companies nickle and dime us to death with access fees? Allowing ISPs to stifle small ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

KEEP THE INTERNET AS IT IS; OPEN TO ALL AMERICANS

U.S. is 28th in the world for internet connectivity speeds. We are the only industrialized nation without a comprehensive internet policy. Finland just declared high speed internet access a legal right.

Please, for the love of this country, keep the internet neutral. Others have articulated the argument far better than I, I just wanted to add my support in favor of a neutral internet.

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Free and Open, Keep it this way.

A free and open Internet. For years now we have all enjoyed just this. This should never be changed. All traffic should be allowed. Regardless of the moral or immoral context. It should not be controlled by any large buisness or government. It should be controlled by the people. If we want to use Torrent's then we should be allowed to use torrents. They aren't only used to download illegal content. Many Online Games use ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Net neutrality means NEUTRALITY as in everyone gets the same access

Opposing net neutrality because it "regulates the internet" is like opposing rape laws because they "regulate private relationships". These laws are very clearly designed to keep privately owned internet providers such as Comcast or Time Warner from controlling what information you can access. In no way do they allow "evil government regulators" from "controlling the internet", regardless of what your Republican politicians ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Stop Washington from regulating Free Speech & Enterprise

FCC Regulation of the Internet As an Americans for Prosperity activist, I am submitting the following comment regarding the matter of preserving the open Internet. GN Docket No, 09-191, WC Docket No. 07-52: I am a former 3-term MI state legislator, 2-term County Treasurer and have been a small business owner of a financial planning practice with my wife for over 20 years. Currently, I involved in bringing new products ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

OPEN INTERNTET

AN OPEN INTERNET IS PART OF FREE SPEECH AND FREE SPEECH IF PART OF EVERY AMERICAN'S CIVIL RIGHTS. TO REGULATE IT IS TO TAKE AWAY ONE OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS, THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN EVER IF WE HOPE TO KEEP A FREE SOCIETY.

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Net Neutrality created the information age, and must be protected at all costs.

Obviously we need to come up with a detailed technical language in order for this law to be effective, but the fundamental point remains that neutrality is crucial to the betterment of our access to information. I work in telecommunication, and I know exactly what the big providers want to do with throttling. The doors that it opens up are purely insane to even think about, after having 15 years of free and open access ...more »

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Reasonable Network Management

NO "management" or "data shaping" at all.

Packets should be treated like US mail. while they are in transit, they are sacred and their integrity is sacrosanct. Nobody, anywhere in the network, should have any right whatsoever to look at data, shape data, count data, or anything like that. Especially for the purposes of controlling it. the best way to accomplish this is to make sure there are absolutely no proprietary portions of the internet. right now huge ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Government should stick to the constitution, leave biz alone!

There are very few things that the constitution actually spells out as duties of the government. Silencing free speech is not one of them. Want jobs, economic growth, and REVENUE? Get out of the way of business owners and watch the economy grow. Want REAL freedom of speech and opportunity? Get government out of the way. This "net neutrality" crap is just one of the many angles from which the liberals/democrats are attacking ...more »

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Reasonable Network Management

Bandwidth caps should be illegal

No bandwidth caps and no unreasonable price increases. ISP's cap bandwidth not to save money, but to increase profits by charging people more for additional bandwidth. My friend works for an ISP and it cost the ISP next to nothing to provide you with service especially if the network is well used. The money you pay is almost entirely profits for the ISP. When an ISP caps bandwidth, it is a way to cause people to use ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Net Neutrality = No one telling you what you can and cannot do on the web

The only people who would be against net neutral legislation would be those who stand to lose money from it. Don't let anyone tell you this is about the government controlling your internet. This is about companies trying to control your internet. Don't let them.

Support open access to the web. Support net neutrality.

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The Open Internet & Public Engagement

ISPs cannot be left without net neutrality requirements

The ISPs have proven, through all manner of actions taken in recent months and years, that they have no interest the freedom of speech or free flow of information. The government needs to adopt net neutrality rules to guarantee that open exchange for America; failing to do so would let private companies limit our first amendment rights as they see fit.

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Net Neutrality = A Protected Internet

The purpose of the FCC is to create legislation to protect the communication infrastructure. And that's exactly what net neutrality is -- protecting the communication infrastructure from greedy corporations that want to monetize, control and conquer something that is a shared resource -- our precious internet. Not all governmental regulation is bad, obviously. In this case, it's very good, and very welcome -- it's basically ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Neutrality: Telephones don't prioritize connection to telcos financial partners, why should the Internet?

Imagine you picked up the phone to order a Papa John's and Ma Bell tried to steer you towards Dominos Pizza instead, because Dominos pays them commission on your order. Extreme, yes, but illustrative of "traffic prioritization" arrangements that will develop if we don't insist on Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is fundamental to an Open Internet. Don't be distracted by FUD.

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

The Internet is the epitome of freedom and neutrality.

The Internet, as we currently know it, is descended from the Bulletin Board Systems of the past. BBSes were the epitome of freedom for the first generation of home PC users. That same sense of freedom was shared with the internet by BBS networks such as Fidonet, as well as newsgroups. Ever since those days, the internet itself has come to represent "true freedom"- freedom from opinion and repression, freedom of thought ...more »

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