The "net neutrality" rules as reported will jeopardize the very goals supported by the Obama administration that every American have access to high-speed Internet services no matter where they live or their economic circumstance. That goal can't be met with rules that halt private investment in broadband infrastructure. And the jobs associated with that investment will be lost at a time when the country can least afford ...more »
One large fact that I see many people overlooking in this discussion is the fundamental state of our internet infrastructure today, and the reason why there is relatively little competition within geographical areas to provide broadband access. The vast majority of modern broadband is transmitted by wire, either through adaptation of existing lines (DSL and power modulation), or through digital transmission cable. The ...more »
To quote wired (http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/10/fcc-net-neutrality/) “Broadband providers must not block users from sending legal content on the net.” This is not the issue—we all agree that business shall not block competitor’s websites. AT&T should not prevent Sprint.com from loading. This topic has confused the issue. Some people are proponents of net neutrality solely for this reason. There can be ISP regulation ...more »
Webcams for a person to person conversation on the internet, no fees of yet, but? But the government should buy in bulk and use this. Small cost, big benefits. No more letters or e-mails, just a person to person talk on WebCams. (Also no phones with broadband and DSL) The internets future.
I am AGAINST the government regulating and controlling the internet. I view the internet as the ultimate in "free speech" and agree with Chairman Genachowski when he said that the Internet is the most transformational communications breakthrough of our time and an essential part of our lives. The Internet has become a powerful communications and economic force BECAUSE it has been free from government interference. To ...more »
At issue, the language the FCC crafted in its proposed rule making, specifically FCC NPRM Paragraph 106 which seems to suggest a blanket mandate that disallows ISP’s to prioritize access for content, application, or services providers. Digital Society, (a digital think tank that believes culture and commerce are inseparable, that the digital economy flourishes when people are free and rights are secure, and that free ...more »
Net Neutrality is essential -- by the way we've had Net Neutrality before - it is the principle of an open democratic Internet where anyone can go online and connect freely with others (it is a principle to prevent ISPs from blocking online access to certain services) we had Net Neutrality prior to 2005 when the Bush FCC made the error of stripping the Internet of this basic protection for the Internet. Net Neutrality ...more »
When our founding fathers established this country is was so that they could have protection from burdsome goverment that was going on in other countries. It was a Free counry, a country of choice, not of government control. Goverment was established for the Defense of the nation, thats it. They already controld exessivly too many areas of our lives, and we pay for it with taxes. Plain and simple, the FCC should ...more »
This seems like another example of our government
solving non-existent problems?
I AM SO CONFUSED I don't see what you guys are talking about.. I get everywhere I want to get, don't you? No site has ever blocked me (that I know of). I changed ISP's a couple times and did not have problems there either.. I do not see what is wrong with this system now.. I just don't. The people that pay for the site(property) should have control over their site not the government. Should they not? I mean it is ...more »
If by free you mean 'of no cost', then it will be free only to those who do not pay taxes. Why punish those who contribute to reward those that do not?
If you mean free as in the classic sense of freedom, wouldn't imposing FCC regulation be the complete opposite?
From what I gather, most of the net neutrality effort seems to be directed at the big communications companies. While I certainly believe that they need to be regulated per the other threads in this discussion, I also believe that there is a very-near monopolistic hold on the search engine portals (Google, MSN, Yahoo) that poses an even greater threat to net neutrality. A person could make the greatest and most-useful ...more »