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The gavel has fallen on the 109th Congress marking the demise of entrenched corporate efforts to legislate away our Internet freedoms — and a stunning victory for real people who want to retain control of the Internet.

The fate of Net Neutrality has now been passed to what appears to be a more Web-friendly Congress.

Our Coalition pledges to work with new Members to craft policies that ensure all Americans can access the Internet and enjoy the unlimited choices it has to offer.

The end of this Congress — and death of Sen. Ted Stevens’ bad bill — gives us the chance to have a long overdue public conversation about what the future of the Internet should look like. This will not only include ensuring Net Neutrality, but making the Internet faster, more affordable and accessible.
http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/
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Shame. The bill had some promise. The privatization of the internet would have been interesting if nothing else. Still, I guess it's best this way. Personally, I wouldn't trust us greedy and irresponsible humans with the handling of such an indispensable tool as the internet.
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w00t! Group hug!!
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Shame. The bill had some promise. The privatization of the internet would have been interesting if nothing else. Still, I guess it's best this way. Personally, I wouldn't trust us greedy and irresponsible humans with the handling of such an indispensable tool as the internet.
Yeah, they might start doing something as inhumane as over-charging us for it... lawl
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Yeah, they might start doing something as inhumane as over-charging us for it... lawl
Actually, market forces alone would have taken care of that problem.
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Actually, market forces alone would have taken care of that problem.
Of course, just like OPEC keeps that oil price at a bare minimum to us consumers in the states
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Of course, just like OPEC keeps that oil price at a bare minimum to us consumers in the states
Yeah, godforbid they don't make a profit twice as much as it should be...
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Of course, just like OPEC keeps that oil price at a bare minimum to us consumers in the states

Do you seriously believe that Opec is the only reason oil prices are up? I will just stop posting and let you guys have your fun. Don't have the patience or willingness to argue right now; I just finished assembling my costume water and have some overclocking to do.
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Thank Raptor Jesus for this cyber-space win.

I dont need Cox or Quest or any other company NAZI-ing my internetting more than they already do.
    
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