Campaign: Reasonable Network Management

NO "management" or "data shaping" at all.

Packets should be treated like US mail. while they are in transit, they are sacred and their integrity is sacrosanct. Nobody, anywhere in the network, should have any right whatsoever to look at data, shape data, count data, or anything like that. Especially for the purposes of controlling it. the best way to accomplish this is to make sure there are absolutely no proprietary portions of the internet. right now huge ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

The Internet is the epitome of freedom and neutrality.

The Internet, as we currently know it, is descended from the Bulletin Board Systems of the past. BBSes were the epitome of freedom for the first generation of home PC users. That same sense of freedom was shared with the internet by BBS networks such as Fidonet, as well as newsgroups. Ever since those days, the internet itself has come to represent "true freedom"- freedom from opinion and repression, freedom of thought ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & Innovation

Conflict of interest: cable companies, and their content businesses.

A company that lays any cable, or contributes in any way to the physical infrastructure of the internet should not also be in the business of selling content, the way that telephone companies and cable companies now can. a few years ago, the phone companies were only allowed to lay cables, and could not be in the tv business. they complained that they couldn't compete with cable companies who could sell cable connections, ...more »

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Campaign: Workshop--Innovation, Investment, and the Open Internet

A swift kick in the butt...

is what this country needs. Google had the right idea when it announced in the last few days that they'd be trying out a gigabit fully neutral internet connection for maybe up to 500,000 users. that's a gigabit UP and DOWN... with no data shaping. no looking at our data. no limits. and a cost of only about $20 a month... If you look at what happened to the economy in the wake of the commercialization of the internet, ...more »

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Campaign: Transparency/Disclosure of Network Management Practices

Bitter Network Operators = a skewed view of the regulation

How would an open Internet stifle innovation? Of course the network operators are opposing this regulation because it mostly affects them. These new regulations would actually open up more opportunities, content, applications, and services to the general public, but the operators would have less control over what people could do with the Internet. Currently, there are five companies that own a controlling interest in ...more »

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Campaign: Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

SMS and MMS messaging

SMS & MMS messaging is now the most widely used form of communication. Why is it not properly regulated by a commission that is supposed to regulate communication? Have you ever wondered why you do not receive SMS appointment reminders from your doctor? Or why you cannot send an MMS picture of your injury to your doctor’s office? Why do restaurants still use vibrating pagers when everyone has a mobile phone. Ever wonder ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & Innovation

Net Neutrality is a must, and that means rules

It should be a simple matter of passing and enforcing a strong Network Neutrality Rule. Make all providers equal; that is fair and protects us all. The big corporations, with at&t as a recognizable example, must not be given the power to squeeze content providers and favor their content by excluding or downgrading the content of others. Competition is the rule to follow, which in this case means to compete on a basis ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & Innovation

With Media Consolidation, we need Net Neutrality more than ever.

With Media Consolidiation (ie the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC/Universal), Net Neutrality has never been more important. Those who control the networks will leverage their overwhelming market power in the distribution of content, to the detriment of users, competition, customers, and innovative entrepreneurs. Net Neutrality assures a competitive landscape for all, without favoring those who obtain an artificial ...more »

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