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  •  The Internet was created by American taxpayers (3+ / 0-)
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    highacidity, Russron, cybrestrike

    Not by telecom monopolies.  No compromise.  No degrading our First Amendment by handing control over to a few giant corporations.  They already bribe government and run disinformation advertising to acquire what they want.  We don't need to help them out with accommodating legislation.

    Giving telecoms the power to start setting tiers of service for servers would be an inevitable slippery slope to disaster.  No more free speech; it would be pay-to-speak.  More payments -- more speech.  That's the problem with our corporate dominated government now.

    Unacceptable.

    •  Actually the fiber you enjoy was laid (0+ / 0-)

      by private companies at considerable expense.

      •  At considerable expense to us (3+ / 0-)
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        denise b, Russron, cybrestrike

        We lease those lines.  Private companies did not do that for free.  They asked permission to rip up our streets to lay fiber and we said go ahead.  No part of that contract allowed telecoms to chop up our Internet into a wealthy class who can speak freely and at high speed, vs. the rest of us, relegated to second-class citizenship.

        •  Give it a rest, no IP worth their salt is going (0+ / 0-)

          to get in the way of your surfing where ever you want to go. You BUY a specific cup of bandwidth large or small whatever fits your needs. The more you get the more you pay, seems fair to me. How you use it, with the exception of not running a server, it pretty much up to you and guess what, its going to stay that way. Remember Comcast trying to block P2P sites, well they are in a pack of trouble, not just from the FCC, but are getting a lot of heat from other high speed providers as well.

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