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In his clarion call yesterday morning Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out a proposal for basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, job creation, competition, and free expression. These rules rest on three basic tenets: 1) Americans have the freedom to access lawful content on the Internet, without discrimination 2) Consumers have the right to basic information about your broadband service 3) The Internet will remain a level playing field. This proposal is deeply rooted in history. The grounding ideas were first articulated by Republican Chairmen Powell and Martin and, in 2005, endorsed in a unanimous FCC policy statement. Chairman Genachowski cited the many months of hard work leading up to this moment – hard work across government, industry and broadband providers – and the substantial response received from the engaged public. Watch the HD video below (This is cross-posted on the Open Internet Blog. Please leave comments there.)
* First, the rules need to extend full Net Neutrality protections to both wired and wireless Internet users. * Second, they must have stronger language to prohibit "paid prioritization" schemes, which give phone and cable companies the power to pick winners and losers on the Internet. * Third, they must close massive loopholes for "specialized services" that allow industry to discriminate unfairly online. * Finally, they must ensure that Net Neutrality rests on a secure legal foundation that can withstand a court challenge.
Thirty senators have signed a letter making it clear that should the Federal Communications Commission implement “net neutrality” regulations during its December 21st meeting, the GOP will force a confrontation on the Senate floor over the rules. Doing so would provide insight into how Republicans, as a minority in the Senate, leverage its control over the House of Representatives to hamstring attempts by the executive branch to rule by regulatory fiat.Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/16/senate-gop-likely-to-force-confrontation-over-fcc-net-neutrality-rules/#ixzz18LUtGTUJ
don't try to regulate the internet, it's been doing just fine without your meddling.
Don't touch what isn't broke... Govt alway destroy's what it sticks it nose in when it isn't needed...What is it with u people in Wash. under the present administration.. U have to "Control" our life...............
Comcast regularly violates my net access rights by throttling my download rate (to 10-20% of "normal") at various hours of the day, particularly evening. As a result, using multiple devices during these times is impossible (see the Comcast ad satirizing ATT's U-Verse - Comcast is far worse than U-Verse).Since most big businesses will shaft the little-guy consumer, regulations are necessary to preserve user access rights and "get what we pay for." For me, a rule prohibiting throttling would be one way of achieving "net-neutrality" for everyone.
Please leave our Internet alone. Thank you very much!
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