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The Open Internet
As if the internet was not available for use by any who attempted to access it for a very affordable price.
One of the most important features of the Internet is its openness:
It uses free, publicly available standards that anyone can access and
build to, and it treats all traffic that flows across the network in
roughly the same way. This design has made it possible for anyone,
anywhere to easily launch innovative applications and services,
revolutionizing the way people communicate, participate, create, and do
business - think of email, blogs, streaming video, and online shopping.
The FCC is focused on ensuring that every American has access to open
and robust high-speed Internet service - also known as broadband.
What Is the 'Open Internet?'
The "Open Internet" is the Internet as we know it, a level playing
field where consumers can make their own choices about what applications
and services to use, and where consumers are free to decide what
content they want to access, create, or share with others. The FCC seeks
to ensure that the Internet remains a powerful platform for innovation
and job creation; to empower consumers and entrepreneurs; to protect
free expression; to promote competition; to increase certainty in the
marketplace by providing greater predictability for all stakeholders
regarding federal policy in this area, and to spur investment both at
the "edge," and in the core of our broadband networks.
What is 'Net Neutrality?'
Network, or "net," neutrality is just another way of referring to Open Internet principles.
Does the FCC Regulate Internet Content or Applications?
No, the FCC does not regulate Internet content or applications. To
the contrary, the FCC seeks to develop and implement high-level,
flexible rules of the road for broadband to ensure that no one - not the
government and not the companies that provide broadband service - can
restrict innovation on the Internet.
The FCC and the Open Internet
The FCC is currently considering a proposal for rules for the Open
Internet that would establish that behavior harmful to consumers or
competition by limiting the openness of the Internet will not be
The proposed rules would ensure:
1. Transparency: That all ISPs must transparently
disclose to their subscribers and users all relevant information as to
the policies that govern their network
This was the very same claim that we received from Obama when he was still just running for the Presidency. Since then, we have seen anything but- with the IRS, Benghazi, the Affordable Care Act, and other legislation.
2. No Blocking: That no legal content may be blocked
Who will be in-charge of what will be considered "legal" content? When the Government that will promise not to BLOCK legal content, yet they are the ones who get to determine what is or is not legal, that seems like an unfair advantage and a monopoly of a lot of untrustworthy individuals that are power hungry, deciding the legalities.
3. No Unreasonable Discrimination: That ISPs may not
act in a commercially unreasonable manner to harm the Internet,
including favoring the traffic from an affiliated entity. but what is unreasonable to the Government? Recently during a hosted meeting by the White House on Terrorism, they stated that the Grassroots movement (T-Party and other like minded organizations) are considered more a threat to our nation than those within the groups of Isis, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, and so on.
For More Information
or contact the FCC's Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC
(1-888-225-5322) voice or
1-866-418-0232; or writing to:
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554