Campaign: The Open Internet & Innovation

upgrade through innovation, not permission.

There was a time, in the wake of the supreme court's carterfone ruling in 1968, when suddenly, people could hook any devices they wanted to up to the phone network. The phone companies hated this so much because they wanted the ability to charge additional monthly fees for every single little thing that anybody could do on the phone system. fees for voice messages. fees to have a touchtone phone. extremely high fees ...more »

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Campaign: The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Upload speeds = freedom of speech

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 »

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