Major Wireless Carriers Oppose FCC Broadband Proposal

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Kargg

Sorry for the dual posting. I didn't think my first post went through, so I tried it again. The website seemed to hang. Sorry, folks!!

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Kargg

I'm kind of split 50/50 on it. I like the idea of having free
internet, but having the government do it sounds a little Orwellian to
me. Do you want Uncle Sam spying on you? I'm pretty sure that sometime
during this, they'll figure out a way to do that, as well--without you
knowing about it. Besides, the government has a tendency to screw up a
lot of the things they get their hands on.

 As far as filtering
out websites, what happened to the first amendment? Even some of the
porn sites are (supposedly) covered by the 1st Amendment. 

The
only good thing the government did regarding the internet was when they
parceled it out all over and let individual ISP's decide what
could/could not be done. For the most part, though, the ISP's have
stayed out of it and left it up to the subscriber. (Which is how it
should be.)

I could probably get used to advertising on the web.
Heck, we have it on the radio, the TV and now in movie theaters. Why
should the internet be any different?

 

Anyway, except for
the free part, I think I'd rather keep it as it is. So, I guess I'm not
quite split 50/50 on it. More like 70/30.

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AndyYankee17

the only thing I can think of that gets filtered on the web in the united states is comcast throttling bittorrent and they already have a ton of lawsuits against them. If the goverment filters anything on the net you can expect a mob of lawyers marching towards washington

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Kargg

I'm kind of split 50/50 on it. I like the idea of having free internet, but having the government do it sounds a little Orwellian to me. Do you want Uncle Sam spying on you? I'm pretty sure that sometime during this, they'll figure out a way to do that, as well--without you knowing about it. Besides, the government has a tendency to screw up a lot of the things they get their hands on.

 As far as filtering out websites, what happened to the first amendment? Even some of the porn sites are (supposedly) covered by the 1st Amendment. 

The only good thing the government did regarding the internet was when they parceled it out all over and let individual ISP's decide what could/could not be done. For the most part, though, the ISP's have stayed out of it and left it up to the subscriber. (Which is how it should be.)

I could probably get used to advertising on the web. Heck, we have it on the radio, the TV and now in movie theaters. Why should the internet be any different?

 

Anyway, except for the free part, I think I'd rather keep it as it is. So, I guess I'm not quite split 50/50 on it. More like 70/30.

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AndyYankee17

the government filtering out websites, now that's not violating civil rights now is it?

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