11 thoughts on “No Politics For Network Neutrality”

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  2. I see, the government is broke when it comes to building infrastructure here, but not when it comes to destroying it overseas. If Mike’s dad was listening, I’m sure he smiled.

  3. Well, regardless of your opinion on our efforts abroad, I don’t think anyone would really want a government owned Internet. For that reason, I think we ought to be very careful about allowing governmental regulators to control the flow of Internet traffic. The free market has been very successful to date in meeting consumer demands, and it certainly deserves the benefit of the doubt.

  4. I’m with Powell and Geddes. It’s easy to ask Congress to regulate. The problem comes when you ask them to STOP regulating…

  5. The government is clearly not all bad, but when it comes to discharging regulatory powers they have a tendency to be very vague and to grant much power which in turn hurts both businesses and consumers. It’s for these reasons that I just cannot support net neutrality legislation and the regulation baggage that is necessarily connected with it.

  6. Well, you either have a government or you don’t. Unless you are advocating anarchy, there are certain things that a government should provide to its constituents. I think Internet access is one of those things. Privatize the highway system first and if that works out we can talk about the Internet.

  7. You can’t deny though that it’s been the absence of government regulation that has allowed the Internet to take off – far from anarchy, it’s been a model for innovation and progress. Regulation, on the other hand, would stifle innovation and ruin a perfectly good system. Flexibility will be the key to this country’s success in the broadband game. We have it now – let’s keep it.

  8. I don’t think that a “less is more” attitude toward legislation aimed at the internet is equivalent to advocating anarchy…I do think that there is a real possibility that once Congress starts meddling, they won’t stop.

  9. Well, if you feel that way, let’s get rid of the regulation that helps big business. Let’s get rid of spectrum licensing. Let’s get rid of anti-municipal broadband legislation. Let’s get rid of franchising laws. The truth is that no serious player is advocating no regulation — everyone just wants only the regulation that is most favorable to them.

  10. We can’t let our internet fall in from of these ISPs.

    If they do this our internet is destroyed forever even this website. If this happens Vonage, Chat Rooms, Yahoo, Google, Hi5, Xanga, and every website (even mine) on the entire internet will be destroyed by ISPs. If we let this happen online businesses will suffer.

    We need to petition these ISPs that want to control and regulate our speeds/websites/Vonage/pay services even if we pay for a higher package we will still be controled and regulated.

    I am already paying $44 dollars a month to Roadrunner. Whats great about paying for the internet if we have to pay more, more, and loads.

    If congress allows the “internets destruction by ISPs” bill then I will refuse to stay in business with my ISP and cancel internet service.

    I already canceled Netflix for sending me broken DVDs, and delayed service.

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