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Nondiscrimination

No bills on net neutrality or anti net neutrality needed

I'll admit it I'm disabled. I can't go out like everyone else because I can't drive and for safety reasons. I always need someone else with me. Whenever I go into public people judge based on my disability not who I am. On the internet I am an equal. This is the one platform where people with disabilities are equal. We We shouldn't let big business move in and say what content we can/can't see.

I am afraid that they... more »

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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

all devices: open and unlocked. Licensed devices, not licensed providers.

The law used to be in place and it should be restored.

There cannot be any jailed and/or locked devices. they must all adhere to all the public protocols any user would like to use. I'm talking to you Apple and AT&T.

There should be a vast swath of beachfront bandwidth allocated to free multi-way service.

If there were such a swath of bandwidth, then anybody anywhere should be able to add to the national information... more »

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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

Don't let commercial interests make a grab for WIFI frequencies

WIFI should remain open, especially in public spaces, because it was meant for information infrastructure, not to be used as an income source for cable and phone companies.

Cable and phone companies have been preventing municipalities all around the country from putting up big public wifi systems through lobbying. they instead have been putting up their own garden walled wifi networks that require users to be a subscriber... more »

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3 votes
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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

No Closed WIFI

Cable and Phone companies around the country are trying to hijack public wifi frequencies for their own profit.

As part of net neutrality rules, no public wifi should be closed to the public. There should be no passwords and no "terms and conditions" to utilize what is part of public airwaves.

Open standards and open networks are necessary if we are to have innovation, and to have a large swath of public wifi space... more »

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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

Unlimted Data, means unlimited data through your cellular modem

Cellular and mobile broadband providers should not be able to get away with this. If you advertise a service for "Unlimited" data, that therefore means that they will get as much data as they want, with the best data rate possible.
This also means that you will never cap usage daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or for the life of their service.

If I have an unlimited plan, a truly unlimited plan, not "unlimited... up to... more »

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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

Extend network neutrality to device usage neutrality

Pass laws that extend network neutrality to devices using the internet. For example, recently blackberry users were forced to use Microsoft's Bing and could no longer specify a preferred search service. For more details please see

 

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/verizons-new-motto-why-not-be-evil/

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Application of the Principles to Mobile Broadband

SMS and MMS messaging

SMS & MMS messaging is now the most widely used form of communication. Why is it not properly regulated by a commission that is supposed to regulate communication?

Have you ever wondered why you do not receive SMS appointment reminders from your doctor? Or why you cannot send an MMS picture of your injury to your doctor’s office? Why do restaurants still use vibrating pagers when everyone has a mobile phone. Ever wonder... more »

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Workshop--Technical Advisory Process on Broadband Network Management

Overview: Networks and the new Vision

We Americans are some of the most inovative people when it comes to Tech, but lacking when it comes to acutally using CURRENT tech. Copper, instead of fiber. Servers, sorely lacking in the ability to accept the current load of traffic, still being used waaaaay after their EOL (Read: End of Life). What is needed is a network that is built from the ground up for the future and the backing to do so*. Fiber (or a similarly... more »

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Workshop--Speech, Democratic Engagement, and the Open Internet

Is An Open Internet is Essential for America, For Free Speech

Is An Open Internet is Essential for America, For Free Speech, WE PAY FOR EVERY THING ELSE!
psychopaths? The answer could be “yes” if you use a definition which labels individuals who are often intelligent and highly charismatic, but display a chronic inability to feel guilt, remorse or anxiety about any of their actions. Tack on the use of violence and intimidation to control others and satisfy selfish needs and the... more »

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