Opposing net neutrality because it "regulates the internet" is like opposing rape laws because they "regulate private relationships". These laws are very clearly designed to keep privately owned internet providers such as Comcast or Time Warner from controlling what information you can access. In no way do they allow "evil government regulators" from "controlling the internet", regardless of what your Republican politicians ...more »
FCC Regulation of the Internet As an Americans for Prosperity activist, I am submitting the following comment regarding the matter of preserving the open Internet. GN Docket No, 09-191, WC Docket No. 07-52: I am a former 3-term MI state legislator, 2-term County Treasurer and have been a small business owner of a financial planning practice with my wife for over 20 years. Currently, I involved in bringing new products ...more »
The government needs to stay out of the internet & let us have our freedom of speech. They are trying to get into our business any way possible.
AN OPEN INTERNET IS PART OF FREE SPEECH AND FREE SPEECH IF PART OF EVERY AMERICAN'S CIVIL RIGHTS. TO REGULATE IT IS TO TAKE AWAY ONE OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS, THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN EVER IF WE HOPE TO KEEP A FREE SOCIETY.
Obviously we need to come up with a detailed technical language in order for this law to be effective, but the fundamental point remains that neutrality is crucial to the betterment of our access to information. I work in telecommunication, and I know exactly what the big providers want to do with throttling. The doors that it opens up are purely insane to even think about, after having 15 years of free and open access ...more »
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 »
No bandwidth caps and no unreasonable price increases. ISP's cap bandwidth not to save money, but to increase profits by charging people more for additional bandwidth. My friend works for an ISP and it cost the ISP next to nothing to provide you with service especially if the network is well used. The money you pay is almost entirely profits for the ISP. When an ISP caps bandwidth, it is a way to cause people to use ...more »
There are very few things that the constitution actually spells out as duties of the government. Silencing free speech is not one of them. Want jobs, economic growth, and REVENUE? Get out of the way of business owners and watch the economy grow. Want REAL freedom of speech and opportunity? Get government out of the way. This "net neutrality" crap is just one of the many angles from which the liberals/democrats are attacking ...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.
The ISPs have proven, through all manner of actions taken in recent months and years, that they have no interest the freedom of speech or free flow of information. The government needs to adopt net neutrality rules to guarantee that open exchange for America; failing to do so would let private companies limit our first amendment rights as they see fit.
The purpose of the FCC is to create legislation to protect the communication infrastructure. And that's exactly what net neutrality is -- protecting the communication infrastructure from greedy corporations that want to monetize, control and conquer something that is a shared resource -- our precious internet. Not all governmental regulation is bad, obviously. In this case, it's very good, and very welcome -- it's basically ...more »
Imagine you picked up the phone to order a Papa John's and Ma Bell tried to steer you towards Dominos Pizza instead, because Dominos pays them commission on your order. Extreme, yes, but illustrative of "traffic prioritization" arrangements that will develop if we don't insist on Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is fundamental to an Open Internet. Don't be distracted by FUD.