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  •  There are non-blocking requirements (2+ / 0-)
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    artmartin, freakofsociety

    First off, you don't have to start your own ISP -- you should however have a real choice of ISPs, rather than have to choose between just AOL and Excite.  That choice would make it economically impossible for a major ISP to block anything desirable, as it would drive away customers.

    Arguing that your television watching should be subsidized by corporate taxes will get you on the Metro in Washington, if and only if you have a fare card. I don't object to socialism and do support public ownership of the actual wire facilities, as a public commons, but as an Internet professional I also know I don't want the local DPW trying to run the routers.

    •  Run, no, regulate, absolutely yes (10+ / 0-)

      There is no sector of the economy that doesn't need some regulation. None. And I believe in an effective "public option" for high-speed reliable internet access for all, for both content creators and consumers, be it through a government-owned ISP, or through subsidized access to private ISPs who are precluded from charging excessive rates to lower-income individuals and businesses--paid for by taxes and surcharged on richer ones.

      No economy can succeed let alone be fair without prudent forced asset reallocation. Anyone who claims otherwise is either a fool or a liar.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Fri May 16, 2014 at 07:03:36 AM PDT

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