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(@hantonr) kudos icon +

The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Internet in the US Can Rival the World's Best ...

From my slight travels of the world, I feel that the US has a very free and open and available internet infrastructure right now. Other places have higher speeds, but internet access is incredibly easy to come by in this country and highly used by the educated public.

This is why it needs protection from the companies like Comcast that are currently monopolizing our access to the internet. The US could have some of... more »


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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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