any attempt to control the flow of information by the government is an unacceptable attack on the first amendment
The fact that the government is even thinking about making rules to regulate and manage an open internet doesn’t make since and completely negates the idea of an open internet. Wake up People and don’t let the FCC pull the wool over our eyes with their double talk. The internet is not broken and needs absolutely NO help from the Government.
If by free you mean 'of no cost', then it will be free only to those who do not pay taxes. Why punish those who contribute to reward those that do not?
If you mean free as in the classic sense of freedom, wouldn't imposing FCC regulation be the complete opposite?
Only these powers, the large carriers, are worst masters than your government.... more »
These laws are very clearly designed to keep privately owned internet providers such as Comcast or Time Warner from controlling what information you can access. In no way do they allow "evil government regulators" from "controlling the internet", regardless of what your Republican politicians... more »
Senator McCain "called the proposed Net neutrality rules a 'government takeover' of the Internet that will stifle innovation and depress an 'already anemic' job market in the US." (rawstory.com)
He further... more »
The Internet is about the exchange of information and ideas, net neutrality is so important so no one can control or suppress those ideas. Without net neutrality the internet is a propaganda machine for whom ever is in power.
To improve the life of the... more »
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.
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 »
Plain and simple, the FCC should... more »
1) Truth in Advertising.
a) A consumer expects that if a service advertised at XXX speed, that service is a guaranteed speed across the service providers network up to Interconnecting Networks.
b) Services advertised shall not be limited unless clearly stated in the service agreement. Services advertised as 'unlimited' will not have... more »