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.
it is important that the political discussions that occur on the internet remain free from regulation so that free speech can remain the cornerstone of our democracy
In an age of electronic communication, defense of our liberties depends on open means of interconnection. This cannot occur when the internet, a vital link in the process, is under the control of special interests. Without open access we will perish.
The open net has helped to create a whole new category of small businesses that would not exist if they had to compete for bandwidth against big companies with deep... more »
It causes a situation where every internet provider and website must snoop on every single bit of communication to make sure it is legal.
The writers of the rule have good intentions, but the result of having that clause in there will have a chilling effect on the internet that has never happened before.
Today, a judge actually made... more »
This is why it needs protection from the companies like Comcast that are currently monopolizing our access to the internet. The US could have some of... more »
The more that government is kept out of our daily lives, the better we all are. The ONLY role government should be allowed to participate in our lives is to provide a good road system throughout our country and to protect our borders from any foreign intrusion. That is it- nothing else.
Do not forget, this administration, as the others before it since about the 1950s, are in the hands... more »
The internet was created by the government.
Let that sink in for a minute. The internet as we know it today is a spinoff from DARPA projects during the cold war to control nuclear silos. So to all you people who hate the government touching stuff well, give up your use of the internet to show how much you hate government involvement.... more »
Hands off my internet! Government has no business trying to regulate the internet. You power hungry politicians need to back off!