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Are you a Net Neutrality Supporter?

Asked by davidbetterman (7527 points ) April 6th, 2010

Because if you are,

“A federal appeals court dealt a blow to ‘Net Neutrality’ supporters today by concluding that the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) lacks the legal authority to manage the network practices of internet service providers.”

http://blogs.findlaw.com/courtside/2010/04/fcc-and-net-neutrality-supporters-lose-case-against-comcast.html?DCMP=ESPcons_breakingdocs

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Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Screw Comcast

jaytkay's avatar

Yes.

Imagine Comcast is your provider, and your Internet content is as narrow as your cable TV selection.

Megan64's avatar

Yes. Ditto what @Captain_Fantasy said.

earthduzt's avatar

yes…PPV internet would suck plain and simple

earthduzt's avatar

If the big providers, AT&T, Time Warner, Comcast, etc if they were to engage in this sort of charge for content type of behavior…I will bet someone will open up a new provider or maybe one of these smaller lesser known providers will clean up shop that will give us the internet the way it is now. So could be a good opportunity for someone to become filthy rich :)....anyone want to start one up?? :D

CaptainHarley's avatar

If by “Net Neutrality” you mean the continuing attempts to ensure that everyone has equal access to the Internet, regardless of how their provider feels about what they have to say, then I’m all for it.

We should start an Internet campaign to encourage all net-users to drop Comcast as their provider, if they’re using them.

tranquilsea's avatar

If you like the Net the way it is now…then you should support net neutrality.

There is a great Ted Talk about this: Larry Lessig and Laws That Choke Creativity

It is 18 minutes long, but it is well worth watching.

jaytkay's avatar

I will bet someone will open up a new provider or maybe one of these smaller lesser known providers will clean up shop that will give us the internet the way it is now

But the cable and phone companies own the wire to your home. Wireless bandwidth is limited, and that’s locked up, too.

Small ISPs still use the big guys’ last mile.

So Net Neutrality is still needed.

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