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Thursday, July 14, 2011


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No legislator, in any state, shluod want any form of network neutrality legislation or regulation, whether it's the Google/Verizon one or anyone else's. The Net has survived and prospered for decades without regulation. Let the camel's nose into the tent, and the Net we know and love will be gone forever. Especially since there are Commissioners at the FCC who have admitted that they're just itching to censor. What's more, the rules that the FCC has already proposed aren't neutral. They are slanted toward a large campaign contributor: Google. (And no wonder: they were written by appointees which were handpicked by Google.) They'd raise the cost of Internet service, kill competition, degrade quality of service, deter competition and deployment . We just do not want to go there. We do not even want the FCC to have any authority to regulate the Net. It's just asking for trouble.


I was TV free for a long time. Then I had cable, but I didn't really watch it. And thnnen I got TiVo. Even though TiVo makes me feel like I have a To Do list and I'm slacking if he has pages of unwatched shows, I'm also super disappointed if I turn him on and he doesn't have a few things I'm dying to watch, so I'm always scouring for new things for him to record.


They shouldn't include wireless broadband in their study. If the speeds and reliability of wireless broadband were comparable to DSL and cable, then I might consider canceling my cable broadband service and switching to wireless. In reality, I would never do that. The gap between the two services is too wide.

I think universal service is a good thing and should be supported.

Paul Templeton

Let's hope they use this report as a tool to make future programs cost-effective, not as an excuse to abandon efforts to ensure that everyone has reasonable access to broadband.

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