STAND UP FOR INTERNET NEUTRALITY! Corporate control is bad for democracy.
The Open Internet & Public Engagement
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 »
I have been using the internet since 1998 and have NEVER had a problem finding ANYTHING I've searched for. I have NEVER been blocked from posting anything. I pay a reasonable fee for wireless internet. Internet is NOT a right. The government already gives free internet at every library. The government ALWAYS oversteps its bounds and would do so in regulating the internet.
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 »
Transmitters (the people, users, and server operators) of data should own the data and it should be illegal to intercept without permission the data, look at the data, and especially modify the data. This should include not only the data but the information associated with it's transmission such as the port number, and other IP header information, other than that needed to route the data to it's proper destination (port ...more »
We need to protect Net Neutrality for the sake of the values on which our nation was founded. Every day more Americans become cynical and disengaged from the political process as they see, in their view, an America that is being sold to the highest corporate bidder. As the Internet becomes more and more a part of the fabric of each of our daily lives, it becomes increasingly important to keep it free: as a medium of communication ...more »
For AFICA or may be for my country ETHIOPIA ,World access is very important.
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 »
I hope you realize that if you intend to use a scale model for internet access, many people that work for local cable companies will lose the job they have for many people wont want a fast modem that does surf the net freely.
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 »
The Internet is neutral now, and needs to stay that way. I agree. Ok, so, why then are we talking about government regulation? There have only been a few controversial issues, and those were beautifully handled by the free market when they came to light. There is no need for the federal government to get involved. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
I think these discussions have limited value to the end product of regulation and legislation. If you really want democratize the process give people the ability to propose bills, give comments on proposed bills, have a vote on all proposed bills to see which bill should be put up for a passing vote, and put the bill that passes nomination to a yes/no vote by the public. And have the FCC enact the passing bill.