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Students for Net Neutrality

I'm a high school student. I care about Net Neutrality. Why? Because my generation is going to run this country in 10 years. All the creativity on the web comes from young minds like ours. The executives that run the companies that control these "pipes" don't understand what the internet truly is to us. They didn't grow up with it, but they still feel entitled to "owning it". The internet is a collaborative effort. Don't... more »

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Network Neutrality is Critical for an Innovative Marketplace

Without Network Neutrality the Internet in America will become decisively channelized. To whomever owns the channel will go the right to define what is seen, heard and very nearly thought downstream. The very nature of connectivity for many Americans will create a market place that stifles innovative and new firms by creating a market closed to many firms at the whim of communications providers.

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Open Internet = Innovation

I work in the web development industry in Silicon Valley. I can tell you firsthand that the true value of the Internet is in keeping it free and open for all to enjoy on the same level. This profoundly reflects the true American ideals of freedom and democracy for all. The actual price of connecting users to the Internet is becoming cheaper at an exponential rate, most technology follows this trend in price. Therefore... more »

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Stop anti-competitive laws written by bribed legislatures!

I read this disturbing article the other day:

 

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=14934

 

Time Warner, Embarq Fight to Outlaw 100 Mbps Community Broadband in Wilson, NC

 

It reminds me of what Verizon did in PA when they got the legislature there to prohibit public WIFI networks from being built.

 

The FCC should make sure laws like these are squashed.

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CB-IP

Julius,

I've been told by reliable sources that you guys are actually reading all these notes, so I'd like to put this one directly to you.

If you take valuable beach front spectrum away from the TV broadcasters and then just auction it all off to the highest bidder (AT&T, etc.) then that's just taking our problem out of the frying pan and throwing it into the fire. Out of one monopoly's hands, and into another.

Let's... more »

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Let's make another Internet--thoughts about the Boston workshop.

I just attended the Open Internet and Innovation workshop in Boston yesterday, and I was disturbed by the basic tone, which was, "gee, how can we keep making money with this thing to keep it alive?"

There were a lot of ideas that seemed to me very similar to the way network operators were thinking, pre-internet-era. The current internet has become too polluted by large corporate stakeholders who have their own selfish... more »

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FCC Seeks Public's Help in Reform Effort

The FCC Is Requesting your Input

FCC Seeks Public's Help in Reform Effort

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski explains the FCC's new Web site -- Reboot.FCC.gov -- in this video. Click here to watch in its entirety. According to its chairman, the Federal Communications Commission wants to change the way it is seen by the American public. In order to further that effort, on January 7, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski... more »

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Keep the Internet Free, Open, Innovative w/out Governmental Rule

I also remember the head of the Patent Office wanted to close Patents in the 1890's because "anything of value has been invented already." Typical governmental bureaucratic short-sightedness that stymies growth and opportunity. And we don't need the government doing this for free expression of data, information, ideas and thought, and the expression thereof.

 

Sincerely,

Lance M Hillier Sr

De Leon, TX

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The Net: Free infrastructure for speech, enterprise and assembly

The Internet is free and open infrastructure that provides almost unlimited support for free speech, free enterprise and free assembly. Nothing in human history, with the possible exception of movable type -- has done more to encourage all those freedoms. We need to be very careful about how we regulate it, especially since it bears only superficial resemblances to the many well-regulated forms of infrastructure it alters... more »

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Government control or free market

History teaches that democrocies eventually devolve into centrally planned and controlled that die under their own disfunction. The concept that the founders understood was to distribute power as close to the people and regulate as little as possible. Leave to the free market (individual liberty) as much as you can, if necessary regulate at the local level, if and if necessary at the state level and as a last resort... more »

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Internet is far too powerful to allow a Punch Drunk debate on it

Internet is far too powerful to allow a Punch Drunk debate on it's Neutrality.

Please allow control over the Internet to remain in the hands of its primary users. That being consumers, students, job seekers, small business owners, domestics, individuals making under 50K or 100K per year. All of these people are effected by Net Neutrality WORLDWIDE! DO NOT allow a handful of telephone, cable and media companies to determine... more »

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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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A free and open Internet is vital to America

As a Web developer, Net neutrality is at the core of my business. As a free citizen of a free country Net neutrality is at the core of my beliefs. Many of the most inspirational success stories of the past 15 years, ranging from Amazon to Yahoo!, owe their existence to the opportunities made possible by a free and open Internet. This is how the American dream works in the 21st century.

Innovation, free speech, and democracy... more »

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