Do not change the Net Neutrality Act. 100% No, to tiered access.
Access should remain the same for all users. Me, you, Google, Netflix, Youtube, anyone... everyone.
I think the biggest problem I have with this piece legislation is that it regulated by affiliates of Comcast . this could appear to have a conflict of interest with the decision . such as similar cases with Bank of America and the financial division being regulated by one of its former members before the crash.
So where exactly do I go to show my support for a free internet that complete douche bags don't control? I personally am getting tired of greedy corporations trying to control our last free bastion and think that hackers need to go in and destroy all of their important files and ruin them.
As I understand the proposed changes, it would make the 'playing field' un-level, intentionally.
Many American companies began as "start-ups"--the proposed changes would hinder progress.
Why would we do this ? Have the current "deciders" been offered lucrative employment by the few companies that would benefit ?
Georgia Hale commented
After moving to a rural area, I can only say that access is even harder than ever to the internet. We have a long way to go and tiering access will only make us user that are (only 15 min) out of a large metropolitan area harder. LImiting our views, slowing our speeds will place the media in the hands of a few monopolies. ATT is a good example, they no longer want to sell residential and if you are living in one of their areas (I am) you can quickly tell that this statement is true. What will be the insentive to develop in small towns? Nothing if net neutrality is allowed to move forward, the elderly, the disadvantaged, rural, and consumers of all types will suffer.
Judith Kaiser commented
Six people own the media in our country. The news is manipulated to give people only a certain type of information. i.e.: Clear Channel owns every radio station that broadcasts in the mid-west. Broadcasters who want to get out from under this domination pay companies on the East Coast to have the right to "free speech". Clear Channel fires anyone who says something they don't like. It is frightening how much control "the wealthy" have over what the populace hears. Now the internet is being taken over in the same way so the wealthy have control over the information that is available. The poor only getting a very filtered version of facts and the wealthy getting fast track information which is completely different. I think the FCC needs to do a better job protecting the truth and make sure all the people get the facts. You can start with Fox News!
The vast majority won't even find the time to read or comprehend these things. When they are too focused on the means to pay to maintain the services for their standard of living. With so much information out there whatever time slotted for thought is squandered and limited. This dilutes the message, as well the means to address it. We get so caught up feeding the machine that we become it. With no legitimate thought to add to it's improvement.
Yes the silent majority are going to be busy or entertained with other things. Getting the attention of these people who very well should have something to say, is the step that no one even starts to address.