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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

No Government Regulation Enabling Network Hogs

Net Neutrality is about inhibiting network providers from controlling bandwidth hogs such as Google and other companies that wish to put huge amounts of data of the network that affect quality of service of all network customers. It penalizes network companies who work to prevent network outages and provide better service. I prevents you from using the Internet unemcumbered by bandwidth hogs. The network companies and... more »

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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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-101 votes
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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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178 votes
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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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74 votes
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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

The free flow of information is vital to the health of a Democracy; this is why we must support net neutrality.

The Internet is the most valuable tool for the spread of freedom and liberty on the planet. A vote against net neutrality is a vote to remove many of the benefits of this powerful tool from the individual. A vote against net neutrality is a vote to hand the reins of those same tools over to corporations and other large entities who already have a massively disproportionate amount of power in the world. If you feel like... more »

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71 votes
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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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74 votes
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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

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

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.

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151 votes
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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 & the Freedom of Speech

Net Neutrality Stifles Innovation in the Network

Since I've posted my opposition to this idea of 'net neutrality' and the simple fact that it will throttle bandwidth by serving the few and remove the network providers ability to control quality of service and I'd like to respond.
Response 1: Google pays for the network. Reply: Since when?? You pay for the network.
Response 2: It does nothing to throttle network providers 'operating honestly'. Reply: Network providers... more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

What do we really want?

What do we really want the government to be involved in? We can agree, its made a mess of Afghanistan, and should stay out of Iran. The debate over healthcare rages, but I think its agreed that education is a mess, immigration is apathetic, and drug patrols are inefficient to say the least. And now we want them involved in regulating the internet?

I agree, the internet should stay neutral, and that freedom of speech... more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

Get this one right.

Internet network neutrality is absolutely *vital* to the burgeoning of free and open society not only here in the United States where I live, but all over the world, where free and open access to the Internet's wealth of information must be readily available for as many as possible. It is vital that corporations, those false "persons" who have in so many ways proven false to the real people, not be allowed to regulate... 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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Nondiscrimination

ISP's Can Not Be Allowed to Discriminate

The public needs FCC regulations to prevent Internet Service Providers from discriminating against some Internet traffic and favoring other traffic.

My business and the Internet itself has flourished under the founding principle of Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality means that Internet Service Providers (ISP's) can not favor some Internet content over other content.

For example, Comcast a large ISP, features streaming... more »

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Nondiscrimination

The Debate so far, and a better solution than FCC regulation.

Since 2006 there has been a cycling debate over how the Internet should work. Should all data traveling over the network be treated about the same? Or, is Google getting a free lunch, and have its service degraded along with other ungrateful content providers abusing little old AT&T’s network (Buzz Out Loud 02/08/2006). The debate has changed since then from a hypothetical problem over “Google’s free lunch” (Buzz Out... more »

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