Reasonable Network Management

Priority for the internet gamer or the emergency VoIP call??

This just boils down to the governement favoring one corporate entity over another. ISP's want to be able to manage the networks they have poured billions of dollars of investments into, and Internet companies like Google want to be able to profit of those companie's investments without paying for it. Google gets to drive on the highways for free without having to pay for the construction. Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Clean up the internet

I think net neutrality has led to the immoral internet that currently is. The bandwidth should be sold to the highest bidder, so that responsible companies like Fox news and Wal-Mart can control the content. This is what a "free" market is all about. The only exemption should be for Christian churches.

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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

Extend network neutrality to device usage neutrality

Pass laws that extend network neutrality to devices using the internet. For example, recently blackberry users were forced to use Microsoft's Bing and could no longer specify a preferred search service. For more details please see

 

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/verizons-new-motto-why-not-be-evil/

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

No Government Regulation Enabling Network Hogs

Net Neutrality is about inhibiting network providers from controlling bandwidth hogs such as Google and other companies that wish to put huge amounts of data of the network that affect quality of service of all network customers. It penalizes network companies who work to prevent network outages and provide better service. I prevents you from using the Internet unemcumbered by bandwidth hogs. The network companies and ...more »

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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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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Professional Artists Will Be Screwed Without Network Neutrality

In addition to the important aspects of this issue already stated via others (free speech, the importance of having "well-connected citizenry" in terms of maintaining a democracy, etc.) ... Due to media consolidation, without The Internets my career as an film director / artist would not exist. Small-medium business artists would further suffer and be stamped out, not to mention be censored, without an open Net. We've ...more »

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International Lessons

Must learn from our mistakes and other countries success

First off, we must learn from our mistakes the last 8 years under the Bush Administration where deregulations allowed for the duo-opolization of the broadband Internet access market. As we abandoned regulatory commitments that benefited consumers and led to increased competition and innovation other countries kept their commitments and we fell behind other nations in broadband Internet penetration (will go into this ...more »

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The Open Internet & Public Engagement

Anti-Neutrality Posts Coming from Paid Industry PR Lobbyists?

I really hope the FCC does the right thing and stands up for net neutrality. It is crucial to the health and vitality of business as well as a healthy discourse in America. I see a lot of anti-neutrality posts on here which is quite counter to the general all-around support I find for Net Neutrality. I know that the few companies that monopolize the industry are spending a fortune on fighting this including hired bloggers. ...more »

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Reasonable Network Management

Stay out of the internet .GOV

The fact that the government is even thinking about making rules to regulate and manage an open internet doesn’t make since and completely negates the idea of an open internet. Wake up People and don’t let the FCC pull the wool over our eyes with their double talk. The internet is not broken and needs absolutely NO help from the Government.

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