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 »
Reasonable Network Management
I read on CNN the basics of the new FCC Internet plan, and was deeply disappointed. We need to move beyond the pothole patching. The last mile is still an issue, your hoping systems will have a 1 gig network card, and hope they can get to the library. The problem with Internet access is. 1. Too Expensive. 2. The Last mile is not the answer, cellular and broadband wi-fi is the answer. 3. Too narrowly focused in ...more »
The Internet is already free and open. Not only can you set up a blog or a website for free and share tons of information, you can also decide who provides your internet service. If heavy users crowd out the smaller ones, the network needs expanding, which they will do or they'll lose customers. If a network arbitrarily alters your service, you can switch. If you aren't happy with any network free public WiFi is a reality ...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.
Guarantee a stable, constant, broadband speed for all Americans. Doesn’t have to be 10 or 20 or even 50MB a second, I’d be happy with a guarantee speed of 1MB a second. Thank you for reading.
to read your emails and put them in the trash if they were politically incorrect. Some of my emails now get put in the trash. Anything to keep the government out I am in favor of.
Net neutrality is speech neutering via the government.
No cost. All done with software.
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 »
Adopt standard in which per cent IP capacity that is in use fed back to user. Allow a reserve of capacity to remain. Throttle rather than block to maintain that reserve. This would also encourage such use in off peak hours to get highest throughput while ensuring others can still use reserve to for connections without high capacity blocking IP. Throttle to automatically engage for file size greater than X kilobytes. Transmission ...more »
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.
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.
“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 »
In order to keep an open internet, ISPs and wireless data providers must follow these standards... 1 - If a consumer pays for data at a certain rate, they will get that data at that rate within reason and without any bandwidth/data caps. (would this make sense for any other utility? Would you want your water to be shut off without knowing you had a limit?) 2 - Under no circumstances will you discriminate against content ...more »
I believe that it would be in the best interest of all consumers to: limit the amount of bandwidth provided to an internet connection that can be used for provider-specific features, and prevent any restriction (including decreasing the priority) on any packet sent over the connection in order to damage any other service that the customer chooses to use. For example, Comcast (in San Jose, California) lowers the priority ...more »
“Net neutrality” – or a giveaway to big Internet users? There is, moving at the Federal Communications Commission, an effort by the majority of the commissioners to enact “Network Neutrality” rules. There have been heated exchanges in this matter, and tempers have flared. Since whatever emerges from this process will eventually have an effect on YOUR use of the Internet, possibly it is worth giving some thought to ...more »