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 »
Stand up for the public interest, promote democracy online by protecting Net Neutrality which benefits independent labels, independent musicians and the American public. Stop Internet censorship by American ISPs and ensure no lawful content can be discriminated against on the Web by big ISPs that includes AT&T blocking Skype and Vonage iPhone applications from their wireless EDGE and 3G networks due to competitive reasons. ...more »
In 1991, I was on the internet, directly, through UUCP. My ISP was a company based in my area that had bought a few T1 phone lines, and set up some modems that people like me could call into. For the most part, I was driving on the information superhighway in my own car. A very American way of getting around. When the telecommunications act of 1996 changed the rules about how much the phone companies could charge to ...more »
Right now, if any person in the world wanted to make a long video to show the world, they wouldn't really be able to do it cheaply of free, because the vast majority of users don't know how to get such a file. Youtube is a symptom of slow upload speeds. Facebook is another symptom. There was a time before these websites when each person simply set up their own website, on their own computer. but severe limits in upload ...more »
This is a portion of a much larger document that I wrote as a letter to all citizens. The time for we the people to band together and protect our right to free speech far into the future is now. We must demand and pass into legislation that any company or entity which transmits or transports information shall not alter or deny their services based on the source or the receiver. This simple principle should only be redressed ...more »
The internet should remain an open system accessible by all and controlled by no-one. It should be accessible by all in both directions—both to consumers of content and to content providers. The internet should not become the property only of those with the financial resources or political power to inflict their will and viewpoint on others. The internet is too critical to our freedom of assembly, freedom of speech ...more »
I am very concerned about the "lawful content" clause in the net neutrality rules. It causes a situation where every internet provider and website must snoop on every single bit of communication to make sure it is legal. The writers of the rule have good intentions, but the result of having that clause in there will have a chilling effect on the internet that has never happened before. Today, a judge actually made ...more »
The only people who would be against net neutral legislation would be those who stand to lose money from it. Don't let anyone tell you this is about the government controlling your internet. This is about companies trying to control your internet. Don't let them.
Support open access to the web. Support net neutrality.