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The Open Internet & Innovation

The One Minute Case Against “Net Neutrality”

Advocates of “net neutrality” argue against the right of the owners of the pipes (Internet Service Providers) to discriminate between different messages or to charge recipients of messages. So for example, an ISP would not be able to favor telephone calls sent over the net over movie downloads, or charge Google extra for the traffic sent their way, or to block a business if it competes with their own services, or to block... more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Net Neutrality created the information age, and must be protected at all costs.

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 »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Don't forget communications history!

The internet must remain neutral, to me this is clear. One need not look too far into the past to understand how a non-neutral internet might work, as most of us have lived through the chaos that was long distance telephone communications in the 80's. This MUST NOT happen on the internet.

The internet relies, fundamentally, on the unimpeded, equal transmission of data, otherwise it would be easy for terrorists or hackers... more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Neutrality: Telephones don't prioritize connection to their financial partners, why should the Internet?

Imagine if you picked up the telephone to order a Papa John's and Ma Bell tried to steer you towards Dominos Pizza instead, because Dominos is paying kickbacks to your telco. Extreme example, I know, but illustrative of the "traffic shaping/prioritization" shenanigans 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.

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The Open Internet & Innovation

1 step forward, 2 steps back.

Net Neutrality or an open internet is a vital part of what the internet is about. It's because of those principals that we have had the innovation that the Internet "Freedom" Act supposedly likes. The only reason we haven't needed a net neutrality law in place so far, is because the ISPs are scared that if they push too hard and too fast, that such a law will definitely come into place. So they've been doing it slowly... more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

Restore Net Neutrality protections and extend them to wireless

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 »

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