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Market Doesn't Prevent Comm Monopoly...so real NN is Needed

Although I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, it sounds like Tim Wu's new book 'The Master Switch' is relevant to this discussion. See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/books/review/Leonhardt-t.html?ref=books

 

It's relevant because it shows that to *prevent* monopoly in communications (and prevent all the bad things that result), that more has to be done than simply 'let the free market decide'.

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Fairness and Useful New Ideas

In crafting any & all Internet regulations and legislation - we strongly suggest DILIGENT PUBLIC ADVOCACY and SCRUPULOUS ATTENTION TO LANGUAGE, wisely erring on the side of Internet neutrality, global accessibility, freedom of speech and community keeping in mind It is much easier to add than to take away legislation. In looking for New Ideas, and respect for public concerns, I suggest publishing all pending policy ...more »

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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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Open discussion Broadcast Networks Are Tired Of tvshows

A media critique by WayneFriedman[West Coast Editor]MediaPost. Just two reality shows out of 36 new broadcast network shows are in the works for the 2010-2011 broadcast season. What does this say about the new season creatively, if not financially? There must be reality show burn-out among viewers and advertisers. With reality, it's a lot of work -- production companies can shoot crazy amounts of footage to piece ...more »

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IPTV will be a bigger fight the VOIP cos cant be trusted

Net Nuetrality levels the playing field and should remain free, open and ungoverned to grow our economy. IPTV is here and will be a bigger blow to big cable and baby bells than VOIP which was opposed by the corporations. That's why they have spent more than $12M lobbying this year. The history is evident, the Comcasts, ATTs, and Verizons will try and control content delivery to maximize their profits rather than embrace ...more »

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The Internet and Our Future Are Connected

What is the internet? There seems to be some confusion depending on who you ask. Is it a service that a person or business provides at an expense of resources? Is it a universal communication method, replacing the older telephone and mail methods? Perhaps it's a gigantic marketplace, a hub of trading on an unimaginable scale? Whatever you believe the internet to be, it is undeniably the single most important tool ...more »

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Instead of "regulating," just assure the right structure.

No one (like verizon, google, at&t, microsoft, cablevision, etc.) should be able to be in the business of laying cables AND being any kind of information or service provider that utilizes those cables and/or that network infrastructure. There simply is an inherent vertically integrated conflict of interest that gives a huge unfair advantage to the cable or phone company in question. We need to separate these two areas: ...more »

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Making On-Ramp to Internet, and

I would like to address the statement (time marker 2:35 - 3:04) in the Chairman's video clip on NPRM that FCC is looking for ways to make sure that the on-ramp to Internet is open and fair. Under the current business arrangements and service deployment models, the above is hard to realize. Not only there are just a few ASPs (Access Service Providers) connecting a consumer to the Internet, but also the physical setups ...more »

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Standardize on Wi-Fi

I have been reading with great interest on the study and plan of deployment for the National Broadband plan as directed by Congress. I believe that is a important and critical step in order for our country to move in so many areas in terms of technology and in quality of service to citizens, as well as provide economic enablers. Having resided in rural, suburban areas, I feel the unique focus and the challenges that ...more »

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"neutralality" doublespeak for "We control so you can live"

Novel idea if the government could unbind the administrators hands with royalties for placement, open distribution of office space for demarks/postmarks of hubs. This is need before any of the untopian playland of the net you prose there Toi With the Government gone we can go back where the Net started. As an academic tool for masters of there trade to teach the apprentice and welcome journeymen at cost only to those ...more »

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