Its been suggested that democracy is quaint. That even if we could get money out of the way we could not delegate our power. Against this is the idea that a mere document, the constitution, and some culture and convention work promote democratic institutions. With the internet we have a better opportunity ahead for the power sharing that is at the heart of democracy and at the heart of peace. These rules that the ...more »
I strongly support net neutrality. Capitalism already has its hooks in everything else.
I currently live in Cary, North Carolina. The only service provider in my area is Time Warner. I would have to say this is the worst ISP provide in the country. I pay close to 70 dollars a month for internet and on top of that Time Warner limit what websites I can go to an the speed. Even though I pay for the top speed available, they can never provide it. Time Warner also offers VOIP services, but I really do not need ...more »
The Internet protocols were designed to be complete ignorant of the information, content, or applications that transferred through them. The content delivered is separate from the information provided. When the Internet was designed there was no World Wide Web, but because of this feature it could be added without restructuring the Internet. Similarly, when YouTube decided it could create a superior video service it just ...more »
The Liberty loving people of this nation will not stand for AT&T's lust for power & control. You've already allowed the NSA to spy on the American people with impunity! Cease & desist! Let's go American! BE the CHANGE you wish to see in this world! WE are fearless, WE are patriots, WE ARE CHANGE!!! WeAreChange.org / TruthAlliance.net
A NN does not mean that private broadband investment will stop or even slow for that matter. The computer field has always grown out of need, and not necessarily competition. In fact, when there is no longer a need to innovate the business's become stagnant. There are countless examples of this. The broadband companies know that they provide a valuable commodity. So how can they go around saying that private investments ...more »
If we look at the new metaphor, this cloud metaphor we see that society is moving away from a consensus mentality. Non sense like peer review (mediocrity enforcement) is going away. Expert worship is going away. We are not falling into a sensate malaise but raw experience will be more sought after than consensus. The state of knowledge will be changing so quickly, or at least the relevant state that authorship and ...more »
The FCC should and follow through with its decision to make Net Neutrality laws as it will preserve the open and free nature of the internet. Corporate giants such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T argue that any government regulation will "stifle" innovation (CNN.com), however these same companies are denying public access to potential businesses/sites/small companies trying to promote their own innovations. As these corporations ...more »
Copyright enforcement needs to go away. First tell so called rights holders to move to the cloud. But be clear headed and understand that even the cloud cannot stop local capture and distribution. Stop trying to spy on people and forget about pornography. The problem is not understanding that the public owns the market outright, it does not share the market ownership with a hand full of elites. In an system ...more »
We need to get away from sponsorship in our society. We already pay a ISP fee and we may pay subscription fees on top of that. What we need are models that are not ad supported as we are already paying for the services and sponsorship preempts the usefulness of the platforms. We do not give up privacy in exchange for services. It needs to be possible to avoid ads all together or where there are ads they need to be ...more »
Net neutrality is key to making sure that big monopolistic like companies, like the Big 5 (AOL Time Warner, Disney, Bertelsmann, New Corporation, and Viacom), do not have control over what can be seen or used over the internet and at what speed. Of course these companies are going to be a little upset and scared that the FCC is trying to take away some of their powers over what people are exposed to and it shows. AT&T ...more »
A large ISP (DSL provider) in California sells *their* VoIP service. If you order their VoIP service, all is well, quality is good, it works. If you DO NOT order their VoIP service, they sabotage your VoIP packets, you cannot use their DSL for voice service (another provider, or build-your-own). Basically, they implement a tiered service, or a $39 surcharge for the ability to use VoIP through their DSL. What next? ...more »
Net neutrality basically means that our internet service providers cannot discriminate or change the flow of any information from any internet source. For example, say Comcast is your internet service provider (isp) without net neutrality your isp can decide what content it allows through to your computer, favoring certain types over others. Most of us do not wan our service providers deciding content we want to see, ...more »
Guys, the Internet covers more than just the USA. It will be interesting trying to see the FCC regulate something that is worldwide. Laughable, really.