The Open Internet & Innovation

upgrade through innovation, not permission.

There was a time, in the wake of the supreme court's carterfone ruling in 1968, when suddenly, people could hook any devices they wanted to up to the phone network. The phone companies hated this so much because they wanted the ability to charge additional monthly fees for every single little thing that anybody could do on the phone system. fees for voice messages. fees to have a touchtone phone. extremely high fees ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

We need net neutrality so this kind of garbage doesn't happen.

Disney Pulls ABC From Cablevision After Deal Fails By BRIAN STELTER AND BROOKS BARNES Updated at 4:15 p.m. Sunday Cablevision and The Walt Disney Company traded barbs Sunday after WABC was removed from the company‚Äôs cable television line-ups, a consequence of a failed contract negotiation.... --New York Times, March 7, 2010 --- What the government should do, and nothing more, and nothing less, is just make sure every ...more »

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Bitter Network Operators = a skewed view of the regulation

How would an open Internet stifle innovation? Of course the network operators are opposing this regulation because it mostly affects them. These new regulations would actually open up more opportunities, content, applications, and services to the general public, but the operators would have less control over what people could do with the Internet. Currently, there are five companies that own a controlling interest in ...more »

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