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justasking99

@pacbell.net

Net Neutrality

Along with the recent interim appointment of Michael Copps as FCC chairman, this is really good news for Internet users. Remember, the commercial Internet was created by the Federal Government with the High Speed Computing and Communications Act of 1991. The commercial Internet was owned and operated by the Federal Government under the auspices of the National Science Foundation. In 1993 the NSF turned over the Internet to the telcos with the proviso that it be operated for the common good. If the telcos are reneging on this deal, then the time is right for the US Govt to take back control of the Internet and operate it as a public utility for the common good.


jester121
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join:2003-08-09
Lake Zurich, IL
said by justasking99 :

... then the time is right for the US Govt to take back control of the Internet and operate it as a public utility for the common good.
That's a chilling sentiment. I, for one, am not in favor of socialized broadband, and find it laughable that any thinking person would want to hand control over to the government.

Anyone following the news in New York, where the government is attempting to regulate sugar pop and salt content in food? Don't think it's a leap for some elected nanny to decide that gaming is a bad idea, or that anime isn't good for you.