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    Well, I think we can both agree that NN is important and needs to be strongly supported.

    It's been my experience in talking with local Congressional staff that none of them realized how complex the Internet is -- they tended to think of it as a long series of wires and tubes.  The point about the software layer was a revelation to them, and they told me it helped them understand the NN issue more broadly.

    I strongly agree with you that the regulatory organizations have been (in many cases) too greatly weakened to do their jobs.  Now that more people are asking things like, "Why isn't our beef safe?" maybe they're ready to understand that the only way common resources can be protected is via government.

    In the long run, it's better for corporations to be held responsible for their actions, as well.  They shouldn't call all the shots.

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