The Open Internet & Innovation

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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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The Open Internet & Innovation

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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The Open Internet & Innovation

With Media Consolidation, we need Net Neutrality more than ever.

With Media Consolidiation (ie the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC/Universal), Net Neutrality has never been more important. Those who control the networks will leverage their overwhelming market power in the distribution of content, to the detriment of users, competition, customers, and innovative entrepreneurs. Net Neutrality assures a competitive landscape for all, without favoring those who obtain an artificial... more »

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