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 »
Reasonable Network Management
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 »
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” -Sam Adams The only FREE internet is an unregulated one. Regulation is domestication of the human mind. Stay free ...more »
The issue is not the internet, the issue is the infrastructure. The 2oth century was characterised by the introduction of public utilities - massive investment in infrastructure that could only be justified if it was built once, not over and over. No one expects to have five sets of power lines run to their house so that five suppliers can compete - you would never get the first set of wires. To improve the life of the ...more »
The existence of the Internet has provided the most open and accessible means of communication, idea sharing and expressive creativity that the world has ever seen. Introducing government regulation with all its bureaucracy and inefficiency would ultimately create more problems than the issues such policy would supposedly address.
Fixed ISPs should not be allowed to charge based on usage, only on speed. Usage based ISPs only hinder internet company growth and technological progress. They create fear in the user that they might "overuse" their internet or do something that may cause their bill to rise. Unlimited internet providers, on the other hand, offer freedom, and the opportunity for capitalism to reign over the net.
If I were a Medical Doctor performing surgery on a patient with a very rare complicated problem and needed technical advice from another Doctor who happened to live in some small town in Russia, I should not have my request nor should he have his reply to my question held up by my ISP because Bank of America paid more for a priority line to transfer their data on. No corprate entity should ever be given the power to determine ...more »
When content providers are also the network providers the temptation to control the traffic to favor their own content is too great. The favoring of one's own content over another, and possibly competing, type of content is anticompetitive and limits the consumers ability to access the content of their choice. In many markets there is only one or two broadband access providers, which limits the consumers ability to switch ...more »
A large ISP (DSL provider) in California sells *their* VoIP service. If you order their VoIP service, all is well, quality is good, it works. If you DO NOT order their VoIP service, they sabotage your VoIP packets, you cannot use their DSL for voice service (another provider, or build-your-own). Basically, they implement a tiered service, or a $39 surcharge for the ability to use VoIP through their DSL. What next? ...more »
Should regulate price, create lower cost, larger cap, plan restrictions, an unlimited plan was not out of the question a year ago and it should still be an option. Help us educate our children. Newspapers are a thing of the past now and internet is used for most communications and information including this one. I believe we need to look at price for data delivered especially since stimulus is paying for end of line and ...more »
Advertisements use data too!
If the Broadband companies have their way and we all begin to get charged per MB usage, what are we going to do about all the advertisements that load on our pages? All that video, flash, or even text ads add up to a certain amount of data usage. We shouldn't have to use our monthly data allotment to load up some advertisement we never asked to see on our browser.
Some companies (ie. Digis, Jab Wireless) cause NAT errors - in other words it blocks all incoming ports besides besides HTTP. How is that for open internet? Please consider this. Those same companies also slow internet traffic down based on usage. These companies should be regulated to fix these problems so that most of the internet isn't blocked. No suitable IP is provided by the ISP, and I believe that this is causing ...more »