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WASHINGTON â€" The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday warned against regulations that would require providers of high-speed Internet service to treat all content the same way, saying such rules could stifle innovation.

So-called network neutrality proposals, backed by Internet companies such as Google Inc. and EBay Inc., would bar Internet service providers from charging extra fees to guarantee access to the Internet or give priority to some content.

In a report, the FTC sided with high-speed Internet providers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., saying the government should be cautious about such regulations...

Damn FTC


http://www.latimes.com/technology/la...nes-technology

Save the internet, only 17 days left to tell the FCC what we think!

http://www.savetheinternet.com/
 

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It really scares me that the US is trying so hard to stifle world wide communications and the flow of free information... American citizens who don't support net neutrality aren't real Americans, and would do well to have their patriotism and loyalty questioned. The Founding Fathers must be in tears.
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If Network Neutrality isn't protected there will be war. I'll start it.
 

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If Network Neutrality isn't protected there will be war. I'll start it.
I'll join you, I've got stockpiles of weapons we could use to outfit an army of about 3.5 million. So, whos up for war?
 

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You live in Montana don't you? I wasn't being serious.

Or was I ...
 

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POLICE STATE!

*sirens*

Seriously, though. This could be very devastating to free information, self-education and communication. Trading it all for dollars and insatiable greed... bleh.

FTC = power players' puppets.
 

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Net Neutrality is essential to free speech, equal opportunity and economic innovation in America. Since the FCC removed this basic protection in 2005, the top executives of phone and cable companies have stated their intention to become the Internet's gatekeepers and to discriminate against Web sites that don't pay their added tolls.

This fundamental change would end the open Internet as we know it. It would damage my ability to connect with others, share information and participate in our 21st century democracy and economy. The FCC must ensure that broadband providers do not block, interfere with or discriminate against any lawful Internet traffic based on its ownership, source or destination.

The FTC's recent report that sides with the companies is almost laughable. In it they state that placing a 'regulation' on them would stifle innovation. I ask them, how is allowing these companies to selectively punish websites (an equivalent to holding the entire internet at ransom) like highwaymen 'stifling innovation?' It would seem to me that by 'stifling innovation' they really mean 'stifling profit' which is a weak argument as broadband networks are currently doing quite well.

Please, keep net neutrality alive.
 

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I'll go to war w/ u guys... lemme turtle real quick and make strategic missiles continously w/ my uber economy. Micro this FTC *Strategic Launch Detected* Times 10.
 

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I really don't care about net neutrality. As long as people with money can buy better web access and better health care and better housing and better education...I'm cool with everyone else suffering. Why should I care about anyone else anyway?

If you don't understand "in your face sarcasm", then I'll spell it out for you...either we allow across the board access to QUALITY services for everyone, or we maintain the current trend towards "wealthy only access". I guarantee you, one way or the other, the "wealthy only access" model has led to the largest and most bloody revolutions in recorded history. Net neutrality is yet another ladder rung towards that day.

Look on the bright side: public, high frequency broadband radios spectrums are still available and are currently being sold by the US government (FCC) to the highest corporate bidders...

Oh wait, that's not good either.

I say we sell the US government to the highest corporate bidder. Then, at least, we all may get shares which are worth something.

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I say we sell the US government to the highest corporate bidder. Then, at least, we all may get shares which are worth something.

1. Corporate Lobbyists
2. Campaign "contributions"
3. PAC (political action committees) money AKA Piggybank Access for Congress

sorry mate, its already been sold
 

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"Every generation needs a new revolution." - Jefferson
Who last time I checked he had about 25 black kids, so WOOT

Our generation (at least mine) is the one every older generation
moans about. "They don't do anything" "They have no drive"
"They have no creativity". Then lets show them by starting
a revolution. A revolution of da interwebs

Viva la 'net revolucion!
 

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Who last time I checked he had about 25 black kids, so WOOT

Our generation (at least mine) is the one every older generation
moans about. "They don't do anything" "They have no drive"
"They have no creativity". Then lets show them by starting
a revolution. A revolution of da interwebs

Viva la 'net revolucion!

We need someone to start it.
 

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Let's start the revolution by getting serious and calling your Elected Officials in Washington and telling them this!:

"I urge [NAME] to make Net Neutrality the law in the new Congress. [NAME] should stand with the public and ensure that that communications technology becomes an essential part of the livelihood of all Americans. In 2006, more than a million people spoke out forcefully in support of Net Neutrality -- the principle that keeps the Internet open, innovative and democratic. [NAME] must stand with us in 2007 to make high-speed Internet services open, available and affordable to all Americans.

I urge the Senator/Representative to work with me to pass Net Neutrality legislation in the new Congress. Thank you."
 

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You know how the government is supposed to be be on our side and help with our wants and needs? I think someone in government forgot about that job.

Where were you for the past 100 years... The government doesn't help with our wants, its more about the capitalism, it is what we are all about. Who is coming with me to Canada?
 
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