The Open Internet & Public Engagement

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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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Nondiscrimination

Submitted by (@matt00)

ISP's Can Not Be Allowed to Discriminate

The public needs FCC regulations to prevent Internet Service Providers from discriminating against some Internet traffic and favoring other traffic. My business and the Internet itself has flourished under the founding principle of Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality means that Internet Service Providers (ISP's) can not favor some Internet content over other content. For example, Comcast a large ISP, features streaming ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Submitted by (@leonardgrace)

Net Neutrality’s Increasingly Complex Debate

At issue, the language the FCC crafted in its proposed rule making, specifically FCC NPRM Paragraph 106 which seems to suggest a blanket mandate that disallows ISP’s to prioritize access for content, application, or services providers. Digital Society, (a digital think tank that believes culture and commerce are inseparable, that the digital economy flourishes when people are free and rights are secure, and that free ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Submitted by (@ihy000)

Get this one right.

Internet network neutrality is absolutely *vital* to the burgeoning of free and open society not only here in the United States where I live, but all over the world, where free and open access to the Internet's wealth of information must be readily available for as many as possible. It is vital that corporations, those false "persons" who have in so many ways proven false to the real people, not be allowed to regulate ...more »

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Transparency/Disclosure of Network Management Practices

Submitted by (@acarracino)

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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