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 »
Reasonable Network Management
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.
To quote wired (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/10/fcc-net-neutrality/) “Broadband providers must not block users from sending legal content on the net.” This is not the issue—we all agree that business shall not block competitor’s websites. AT&T should not prevent Sprint.com from loading. This topic has confused the issue. Some people are proponents of net neutrality solely for this reason. There can be ISP regulation ...more »
I am not totally for or against the proposed net neutrality rules. I believe those that are totally for or against are either uninformed or paid to have an opinion. I strongly agree with Commissioner Meredith Baker “Before imposing new rules, we need to carefully think through all potential unintended consequences that could harm consumers by increasing prices, impeding innovation, eliminating choices, and/or reducing ...more »
Adopt standard in which per cent IP capacity that is in use fed back to user. Allow a reserve of capacity to remain. Throttle rather than block to maintain that reserve. This would also encourage such use in off peak hours to get highest throughput while ensuring others can still use reserve to for connections without high capacity blocking IP. Throttle to automatically engage for file size greater than X kilobytes. Transmission ...more »
In order to keep an open internet, ISPs and wireless data providers must follow these standards... 1 - If a consumer pays for data at a certain rate, they will get that data at that rate within reason and without any bandwidth/data caps. (would this make sense for any other utility? Would you want your water to be shut off without knowing you had a limit?) 2 - Under no circumstances will you discriminate against content ...more »
I set my profile to stop e-mail to my account from posts to this site. I still get them. Now I can't find how to even change the settings. Nor do I see how to contact OI without going to the FCC. Help.
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to read your emails and put them in the trash if they were politically incorrect. Some of my emails now get put in the trash. Anything to keep the government out I am in favor of.
Net neutrality is speech neutering via the government.
Some companies (ie. Digis, Jab Wireless) cause NAT errors - in other words it blocks all incoming ports besides besides HTTP. How is that for open internet? Please consider this. Those same companies also slow internet traffic down based on usage. These companies should be regulated to fix these problems so that most of the internet isn't blocked. No suitable IP is provided by the ISP, and I believe that this is causing ...more »
The Internet is already free and open. Not only can you set up a blog or a website for free and share tons of information, you can also decide who provides your internet service. If heavy users crowd out the smaller ones, the network needs expanding, which they will do or they'll lose customers. If a network arbitrarily alters your service, you can switch. If you aren't happy with any network free public WiFi is a reality ...more »
As peer-to-peer, interactive and social networking video floods the Internet, quality of service performance requirements will increasingly supersede best efforts practices designed and engineered for alpha-numeric data like electronic mail and document file transfers. Internet originating and consuming ends are exploding with video and text content and applications, congesting networks and nodes, which demand more and ...more »