Nondiscrimination

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Stand with the Public. Pass a Strong Network Neutrality Rule.

The public demands the strongest Network Neutrality rule possible, without loopholes. Millions of Americans have called for nothing less, and now the FCC must act decisively, putting the public interest first and not giving in to pressure from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and their lobbyists.

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Net Neutrality Can Only Be Ensured Through Government Protection

The Federal Government has historical precedence of intervention when equal access to services is threatened. Vital to a democracy is the protection of the rights of marginalized and smaller groups. This includes the internet. This is not a question of the FCC governing the internet, but rather one of prevent a handful of corporations from access to it. Net neutrality ensures that every site has an equal voice and that ...more »

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Make it clear that ISPs are network providers, and indepentent to content providers

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 »

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Comcast demonstrates why Neutrality is a MUST

This week, Comcast indicated that it will try to charge Netflix a special fee, just to let people stream HD movies from them. That's because they feel netflix will compete with comcast's own video on demand service. This is EXACTLY why we need net neutrality. Comcast for one, shouldn't be allowed to control ANYTHING regarding content, and they shouldn't be in the content business AND the cable laying business at the ...more »

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Government should use HTML5 instead of relying on Flash/Silverlight.

Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight are controlled by commercial businesses. Their intent is not to provide an easy and fast way to access content; their intent is to control the main method of accessing content. HTML5 is an open standard that does not require an expensive purchase to make use of and is supported by many web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome. Adobe Flash and Microsoft ...more »

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Bill of Rights for the Open Internet

The Commission should establish a broadband “Bill of Rights” that will allow individual Americans and small organizations the basic right to broadcast and communicate over broadband. This Bill of Rights should include the following features: 1. All individual Internet stations have the right to broadcast and communicate over the Internet without interference by corporations and/or government. 2. Any charges or fees ...more »

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Make it clear the ISP are only network providers, and independant to content providers

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 »

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The government doesn't regulate, You and I do, and we want NN!

The problem with a free-market system, where Average Joe doesn't have any right to tell Company Owner Joe what he's allowed to do to his employees, is that the best business model is money for nothing and the labor for free. Company Owner Joe will make the most possible money if he sells you, Average Joe, next to nothing for a high price and doesn't pay all the other Average Joes who made that next-to-nothing item. Now, ...more »

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Television

Who controls television these days? When cable first came into existence, they said that because we are paying to bring television into our homes via cable, we would not have to watch advertisements. I don't know about anyone else, but when I watch TV the ads are sometimes interrupted by programs.

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Net Neutrality is About Gov't Power and Redistribution of Wealth

The FCC Chairman's statements are very cleverly worded to sound positive, but really are just additional rules that could be used to control the Internet. Firstly, tell me how is Net Neutrality going to increase competition or break the monopoly of AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon? Is the government going to force service provider companies to be created? Is the government going to fund service provider companies that compete ...more »

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No bills on net neutrality or anti net neutrality needed

I'll admit it I'm disabled. I can't go out like everyone else because I can't drive and for safety reasons. I always need someone else with me. Whenever I go into public people judge based on my disability not who I am. On the internet I am an equal. This is the one platform where people with disabilities are equal. We We shouldn't let big business move in and say what content we can/can't see. I am afraid that they ...more »

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The Debate so far, and a better solution than FCC regulation.

Since 2006 there has been a cycling debate over how the Internet should work. Should all data traveling over the network be treated about the same? Or, is Google getting a free lunch, and have its service degraded along with other ungrateful content providers abusing little old AT&T’s network (Buzz Out Loud 02/08/2006). The debate has changed since then from a hypothetical problem over “Google’s free lunch” (Buzz Out ...more »

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