The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Google News - Kills thousands of small news publishers

Google News has recently removed hundreds if not thousands of News publishers from their index, which has caused the loss of thousands of jobs, at a time when America needs them most. According to the chatter on the Google News Publishers forum, Google is making an effort to remove unwanted content, this effort has also caused several smaller News sites who provided real news to be removed from the index. The loss of ...more »

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(@dave.kliman)

Nondiscrimination

Comcast demonstrates why Neutrality is a MUST

This week, Comcast indicated that it will try to charge Netflix a special fee, just to let people stream HD movies from them. That's because they feel netflix will compete with comcast's own video on demand service. This is EXACTLY why we need net neutrality. Comcast for one, shouldn't be allowed to control ANYTHING regarding content, and they shouldn't be in the content business AND the cable laying business at the ...more »

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(@wellman73)

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

keep internet free just like speach

internet should remain free. its like the air we breath in todays world. Puting a price on top of it after payin a service provider is down right wrong. its like putting a tax on top of a tax. We are already burdened enough. plus with the economy the way it is would make it even harder for a lot of people to find jobs if they are not working. Now it is easy to find jobs through the internet ,put a charge on that and you ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Internet

Many years ago cable companies ralied the cry that they should be deregulated so that everyone could afford cable - laudible - credible, hardly. The cable industry knows a cash-cow when it sees one, and we need to keep the internet free and unincumbered, otherwise, we'll be paying an arm and a leg for what we now enjoy for a song.

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The Open Internet & Public Engagement

The utopia of net neutrality is an impossible goal to obtain.

Net neutrality is a perfect situation which will not be achievable. Sorry but there is no utopian ideal solution. The internet is like a lot of roadways and you have to allow authorities like the FCC and internet service providers to perform throttling, limits on total bandwidth use and modifications based upon access and ability to pay for excessive speeds so that the net can conduct its business reliably for the most ...more »

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(@oifvet82199)

Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and National Security

Safe Driver? Improve your credit score.

I am no expert, but, I believe that the majority of the country has "so-so" or crappy credit scores. Why not design an incentive program geared towards promoting traffic and driver safety by improving their credit scores over time. For example, every six months if a driver goes without an accident or ticket, raise their credit score 10 points. It's no secret that America is a revolving melting pot of debt and bad credit ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Keep the Internet FREE!

The FCC must reclassify broadband as a "telecommunications service" so that it can keep the Internet open and free of corporate gatekeepers. Without vital Net Neutrality protections and the ability to enforce them, the Internet will cease to be a public platform for free speech, equal opportunity, economic growth and innovation. Instead, companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, which have a commercial incentive to limit ...more »

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(@pjbentzel)

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Return broadband to regulation by FCC as Telecomunications

I want Open Internet Rules. I think that if I want to send an online message to a friend it should not be blocked, that if I want to create a new website my broadband provider should not relegate my content to a slow lane unless I pay a premium, and that if I want to access a cool new online service it should not be degraded by my broadband provider. I don't think these aspects of the Open Internet are undesirable and ...more »

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(@puzzledpurfact)

Reasonable Network Management

Regulate price and data caps, unlimited is best to serve all

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 »

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