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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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Preserve Open Internet

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Dear Julius Genachowski, Verizon and Google have unveiled a framework for net neutrality policy that would harm the openness and freedom that have led to the tremendous growth of the Internet. I strongly urge you to reject this plan, and to the listen to the voices of me and millions of consumers who are demanding strong net neutrality protections. Today the Internet serves as our ...more »

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Net Neutrality is about Freedom and Equality

The issue isn't big government - it's corporate greed. The "neutrality" in net neutrality refers to the current system, where no website or email message has priority over another. Comcast, Verizon, etc. want to be able to make money, not by simply providing access to the internet, but by prioritizing one website or email message over another. If ISPs/Telecom giants have their way, we'll need to pay (extra) to make sure ...more »

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Free internet at the library

I have been using the internet since 1998 and have NEVER had a problem finding ANYTHING I've searched for. I have NEVER been blocked from posting anything. I pay a reasonable fee for wireless internet. Internet is NOT a right. The government already gives free internet at every library. The government ALWAYS oversteps its bounds and would do so in regulating the internet.

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a matter of American values

We need to protect Net Neutrality for the sake of the values on which our nation was founded. Every day more Americans become cynical and disengaged from the political process as they see, in their view, an America that is being sold to the highest corporate bidder. As the Internet becomes more and more a part of the fabric of each of our daily lives, it becomes increasingly important to keep it free: as a medium of communication ...more »

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Open, free, accessible internet is critical re climate change

IDEA TITLE: Open, free, accessible internet is critical in re: climate change IDEA PREMISE: An open, free and non-commercially controlled internet goes hand-in-hand with access to un-skewed factual information, which is an absolute necessity as our current level of civilization enters another of our ancient Earth’s episodic global upheavals. IDEA ARGUMENT: Just as fighting disease epidemics or terrorism require fast, ...more »

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The Open Internet, Our Last Bastion...

The internet should remain an open system accessible by all and controlled by no-one. It should be accessible by all in both directions—both to consumers of content and to content providers. The internet should not become the property only of those with the financial resources or political power to inflict their will and viewpoint on others. The internet is too critical to our freedom of assembly, freedom of speech ...more »

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Join Philly For Change in calling for strong net neutrality

I join Philly For Change in calling on FCC to support strong net neutrality and thus to a) Stop big cable and phone companies from blocking or discriminating against chosen content. Net discrimination will disproportionally impact the poor, communities of color, women, and all other groups for whom the digital divide is already a barrier. b) Stop big cable and phone companies from creating an Internet where access ...more »

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If you dont like an ISP, find another one or become one yourself

The internet is already free & open. If you guys do not like your ISP, then why dont you all become your own ISP & invest in the infrastructure like other internet providers have done? That way you can get access to whatever you want, at the bandwidth you want. But if you don't want to spend the thousands of dollars a month to do that, why do you think that another business who was willing to do that should cede the rights ...more »

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