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 »
The internet is a dynamic part of our free market system.Any pretext to regulate the internet under the guise of net neutrality should be opposed by thinking Americans.
I read this disturbing article the other day:
Time Warner, Embarq Fight to Outlaw 100 Mbps Community Broadband in Wilson, NC
It reminds me of what Verizon did in PA when they got the legislature there to prohibit public WIFI networks from being built.
The FCC should make sure laws like these are squashed.
I just attended the Open Internet and Innovation workshop in Boston yesterday, and I was disturbed by the basic tone, which was, "gee, how can we keep making money with this thing to keep it alive?" There were a lot of ideas that seemed to me very similar to the way network operators were thinking, pre-internet-era. The current internet has become too polluted by large corporate stakeholders who have their own selfish ...more »
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 »
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.
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 »
The only people who would be against net neutral legislation would be those who stand to lose money from it. Don't let anyone tell you this is about the government controlling your internet. This is about companies trying to control your internet. Don't let them.
Support open access to the web. Support net neutrality.