Campaign: Nondiscrimination

The Debate so far, and a better solution than FCC regulation.

Since 2006 there has been a cycling debate over how the Internet should work. Should all data traveling over the network be treated about the same? Or, is Google getting a free lunch, and have its service degraded along with other ungrateful content providers abusing little old AT&T’s network (Buzz Out Loud 02/08/2006). The debate has changed since then from a hypothetical problem over “Google’s free lunch” (Buzz Out ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Identifying the aspiring regulators

Would we disagree that our government today is largely run by multinational corporations? For example, the Secretary of Treasury, the president's chief economic advisors, and the chairman of the Federal Reserve all came into government directly from Goldman Sachs. Likewise, the Chief Operating Officer of the SEC's (the regulator's) enforcement division also just came over from Goldman two weeks ago! My point is, these ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & Innovation

Net Neutrality is a must, and that means rules

It should be a simple matter of passing and enforcing a strong Network Neutrality Rule. Make all providers equal; that is fair and protects us all. The big corporations, with at&t as a recognizable example, must not be given the power to squeeze content providers and favor their content by excluding or downgrading the content of others. Competition is the rule to follow, which in this case means to compete on a basis ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

We cannot afford for the government to control the Internet.

The government should stay out of the Internet. The whole purpose of the government is to defend its citizens from internal and external threats; not to control all aspects of society. As American citizens, we have all seen the government at work. I ask you this: how many times has the government taking over a service caused it to become better or more efficient? NEVER! On a different note; the President (and the government ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & Innovation

The One Minute Case Against “Net Neutrality”

Advocates of “net neutrality” argue against the right of the owners of the pipes (Internet Service Providers) to discriminate between different messages or to charge recipients of messages. So for example, an ISP would not be able to favor telephone calls sent over the net over movie downloads, or charge Google extra for the traffic sent their way, or to block a business if it competes with their own services, or to block ...more »

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