The Open Internet & Innovation

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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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Nondiscrimination

Submitted by (@matt00)

ISP's Can Not Be Allowed to Discriminate

The public needs FCC regulations to prevent Internet Service Providers from discriminating against some Internet traffic and favoring other traffic. My business and the Internet itself has flourished under the founding principle of Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality means that Internet Service Providers (ISP's) can not favor some Internet content over other content. For example, Comcast a large ISP, features streaming ...more »

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Transparency/Disclosure of Network Management Practices

Submitted by (@cyberbuf)

keep it 'free' in the truest sense of the term

As you know, nearly all individuals who access the Internet, pay for the privilege. Since this is the case, and the fact is Not contested, it is disturbing to hear some of the 'proposals' from the Big Telcos. Access should be uninhibited. If any consumer has a Home PC, or Home Network, with hardware capable of and configured to afford the maximum Through Put which their ISP is capable of offering, then they should be ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Submitted by (@dave.kliman)

ISP's: the bus drivers of the information superhighway. why do we really need them?

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 »

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Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and National Security

Submitted by (@dave.kliman)

ISPs are not cops, and never should be.

The big problem with representative Markey's Net Neutrality bill, is that it bequeaths onto ISPs the power to be police by giving them the responsibility to figure out which users are lawfully using the internet. For one thing that violates the due process clause of the constitution. For another it means that ISPs will inherently be able to watch our data... I have a big problem with that. That violates the prohibition ...more »

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