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The Open Internet & Public Engagement

Net neutrality will help prevent information poverty.

Open and free access to the Web--whether that means job opportunities, health care information, community news, free ways to stay in touch with loved ones, or other resources--is an absolutely critical resource for people living in poverty, and it's becoming more so every day as Web-based information multiplies. Net neutrality without loopholes is a fundamental way to continue providing more equitable opportunity. Anything... more »

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-12 votes

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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-8 votes

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Net Neutrality: Non-issue

Proposals like this one deserve a deep hole far, far away. The perceived problems I see on this site can be resolved by the free market, and (like most service issues) would only be compounded by government takover. Think for a moment: can you come up with one example of a service provided more efficiently and effectively by the government vs private sector? I think of the public health dept vs my doctor's office: Nope.... more »

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-2 votes
(@jcrary)

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

The Open Internet

Julius Genachowski, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 Dear Chairman Genachowski, This is written to express our concern about the FCC’s upcoming announcement on network neutrality. Heavily regulating wireless networks will reduce the investment in Michigan and cut into job growth – two issues very important to Saginaw Future. The rapid rise of the wireless... more »

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20 votes
(@infocus)

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Freedom of the Internet

The government needs to stay away from any internet structure here. We are free to write and think how we think and feel on various topics not be dictated like a bunch of idiots and told only what they (gov't) wants us to hear!! More taxes and intrusion into our personal lives is to much. If the left wing democrats don't like the freedom of speech and the freedom to say and feel what is on your mind and allow your voices... more »

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(@dave.kliman)

Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

Don't let commercial interests make a grab for WIFI frequencies

WIFI should remain open, especially in public spaces, because it was meant for information infrastructure, not to be used as an income source for cable and phone companies. Cable and phone companies have been preventing municipalities all around the country from putting up big public wifi systems through lobbying. they instead have been putting up their own garden walled wifi networks that require users to be a subscriber... more »

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3 votes

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

High Speed Internet Access = Legal Right

Make high speed internet access a legal right. Why? Because people dependent on it for day to day survival. As the recent Iranian election has demonstrated, the internet is a lifeline for millions of people in and outside the US. It brings families together, it helps diagnose and cure ailments, it fosters education, it promotes small business, and at the end of the day, it provides simple pleasures to a tired soul. Countries... more »

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(@clem77)

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

I love big government! It is so omniscient, benevolent, and undiscriminating. Kumbaya!

Please show me where net neutrality is in danger right now. I can get around on the internet, but I'm not an expert on all of it's technicalities. I have no problem finding what I want to find, whether it be businesses, or articles on religion, or political writings. So I can't understand why government needs to get involved. With so many watchdog organizations out there, if private companies threaten free speech or other... more »

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(@rene.sugar)

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Traffic shaping violates the United States Constitution

New applications were possible because of the large Internet capacity built out during the last tech boom. Currently, Internet service providers are not keeping up with demand. http://news.cnet.com/2100-1034_3-6237715.html "U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T has claimed that, without investment, the Internet's current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010." The amount of "traffic shaping"... more »

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1 vote
(@rwbremer)

Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and National Security

Limits on the collection and retention of personal data.

There needs to be very concrete limits on data collection. Governmental and private entities need to be limited to collecting the minimum amount of personal data necessary. Data that can be personally attributed needs to be kept for the minimum duration and it should only encompass the minimum data needed to accomplish a necessary task. Data that is not originally collected to be evidence should not be countable... more »

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2 votes