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  •  I sent the following message: (4+ / 0-)
    I am a health service provider and a forensic scientist.  I also am a writer on multiple blogs. I depend on fast internet connections in order to do my work. Additionally, many of my patients and clients are disabled. One of my family members is also disabled, confined to a wheelchair and is a shut-in. Contact with the outside world has made the lives of disabled people more tolerable, thanks to streaming video services and internet.

    High speed internet allows me to send data and video over the internet without it being choked down too much by my ISP, but I'll be damned if I pay them any more.

    I am aware that my own ISP, Charter Communications is already choking my speeds down.  I am paying for 30Mbps. However, I just tested the speed of my connection, and the download speed is 17.71Mbps, with upload speed 4.39Mbps. Again, remember I am paying for 30Mbps.

    While talking with a member of Charter Communications recently, I learned they already have the capability of serving customers at 100Mbps, and could do so by simply pushing a switch. They don't do so due to "business reasons."  Translated into ordinary language, those so-called business reasons are nothing more than a fancy way of saying "Greed."

    Keep the internet neutral. Thank you.

    I did not use the DKos form. I snagged the docket number and email address off the form, but used my own personal email.  

    I got this response from the FCC about thirty seconds after I sent my message:

    Thank you, we have received your comments and will review them

    Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

    by Otteray Scribe on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 07:58:37 PM PDT

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