The ISPs have proven, through all manner of actions taken in recent months and years, that they have no interest the freedom of speech or free flow of information. The government needs to adopt net neutrality rules to guarantee that open exchange for America; failing to do so would let private companies limit our first amendment rights as they see fit.
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Does this mean cities must allow more than one provider in a city franchise of Cable to provide service if in rural area or town?
I have heard some TWC/Brighthouse Networks areas allow Earthlink as a reseller of the network that it is competing with, but my Cable company claims... more »
Without net neutrality, ISPs would be free to divide networks into paid gateways, reduce bandwidth to various web sites around the world, and filter protocols even more than they already do. Comcast is a shining example of oppressive networking tactics - they have throttled... more »
Dear Julius Genachowski,
Verizon and Google have unveiled a framework for net neutrality policy that would harm the openness and freedom that have led to the tremendous growth of the Internet.
I strongly urge you to reject this plan, and to the listen to the voices of me and millions of consumers who are demanding strong net neutrality protections.
Today the Internet serves as our... more »
The Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 (HR 3458) would make net neutrality the law, and require the FCC to promulgate rules that keep the internet open and free. Without such a law, a new president, or simply a change in mind, and FCC support of Net Neutrality will disappear--with no possibility for redress.
STAND UP FOR INTERNET NEUTRALITY! Corporate control is bad for democracy.
Corporate giants such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T argue that any government regulation will "stifle" innovation (CNN.com), however these same companies are denying public access to potential businesses/sites/small companies trying to promote their own innovations. As these corporations... more »
I have been using the internet since 1998 and have NEVER had a problem finding ANYTHING I've searched for. I have NEVER been blocked from posting anything. I pay a reasonable fee for wireless internet. Internet is NOT a right. The government already gives free internet at every library. The government ALWAYS oversteps its bounds and would do so in regulating the internet.