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Net neutrality needs your help NOW!

NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Games and Technology
I'm sure you all know of the importance of net neutrality. Without it, ISPs are entirely at their discretion to control the consumers speed between any site, or block them all together. The FCC recently decided(through lobbying of several large companies) that net neutrality should be done away with. There's still a chance to stop this, and it's up to concerned citizens like us to stop it.

http://www.savetheinternet.com/ Is a site with all kinds of resources on spreading the word on how we can keep net neutrality intact. But we have to move quick, as there are only 3 days before the deadline. This doesn't require any snailmail, or even an e-mail. http://www.savetheinternet.com/yourstory is a form you can fill out and they will take care of sending it through for you.

They have even more things you can do at http://www.savetheinternet.com/=act, so please do as much as you can. Act swiftly, time is running out for net neutrality.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    In case anyone's wondering, I okayed this thread. I don't think Nick even really needed to ask about it, but he did, so nobody should question it.


    I'm personally skeptical whether this site's operators will be able to accomplish anything, but at worst, it can't hurt to try. So try!

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This is a agenda/site I am more interested in (but same principle): http://www.savenetradio.org/

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  • Bob SappBob Sapp Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This is a agenda/site I am more interested in (but same principle): http://www.savenetradio.org/

    Yes! I'm listening to Launchcast right now. I will die if it dies. We are one.



    I sent out a net neutrality letter through their form ages ago. Any way to find out how my reps lean?

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Bob Sapp wrote: »
    This is a agenda/site I am more interested in (but same principle): http://www.savenetradio.org/

    Yes! I'm listening to Launchcast right now. I will die if it dies. We are one.



    I sent out a net neutrality letter through their form ages ago. Any way to find out how my reps lean?

    I sent a letter directly to my representative. I got a response too. He and I are on the same page it seems.

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    They make it incredibly easy to contact your local representative, too.

    http://www.savetheinternet.com/=callin


    PLEASE, people. Net neutrality and internet radio equality are huge issues where we MUST raise our voices, or suffer the consequences.

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    My representative is on top of this thing. Jay Inslee introduced the net neutrality bill.

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  • RohaqRohaq UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    So is this a US only thing, or what?

    Because I'm all for net neutrality, even though I'm in the UK, and feel like the whole idea of getting rid of neutrality should be squashed before it has chance to take root.

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm Canadian and put my 2 cents in. At worst they'll disqualify my testimony or story.

    No one deserves this kind of shit.

    You thought Comcast was bad now? Just wait.

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  • InsiderInsider Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've contacted my rep multiple times about this.


    I think its over guys...

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I would like to see government stay as much out of the internet as is possible. After reading through their website I am a bit torn on their policy. Maybe it’s simply how some of the words are written as I came away feeling they want to go a step further and guarantee everyone the fastest internet access possible.

    I honestly don’t have a solution as I attempt to look at the many facets of this issue. There is the very real and what I can only agree with fair practice of allowing companies that utilize their resources to build infrastructure and then to charge for its use on what they feel it should cost. We do have the issue given that its a utility infrastructure and thus does not necessarily fall under fair free market economics and thus requires government intervention.

    Also having help implement voIP between regional offices for a corporation it would have been nice to have the possibility of subscribing to prioritized p2p packet service of some kind.

    I also strongly agree that none established routes should have any form of favoritism or priority as quoted “Net Neutrality means no discrimination. Net Neutrality prevents Internet providers from speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination.”

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  • imbalancedimbalanced Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've got two of my old offices on the Hill to cosponsor the bill, so I feel I've done my part to Save Net Radio. Plus my company runs the little "find out your rep and call him" part of savenetradio.org, which I didn't know until I went there a month ago.

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  • KimihiroKimihiro __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Heh, I live in Canada but I submitted a story too. I just took the address of a McDonalds in Salem, Oregon or something like that. :D

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Messages sent in. Here's hopin'.

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  • Marty81Marty81 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm sure you all know of the importance of net neutrality. Without it, ISPs are entirely at their discretion to control the consumers speed between any site, or block them all together.

    No they're not. Stop it.

    Believe me, I was big into the whole savetheinternet thing a year or two ago because I didn't understand how the current laws are set up and what net neutrality really means. I was initially angry. I wrote my congressmen, etc. I received a few letters back, made a few phone calls, and did some research. Check out the previous net neutrality thread for more detailed information.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=27753&highlight=neutrality

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    There's still the fact that Internet Radio broadcasting royalties are going up 300-1200% on Sunday. D:

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Im from the UK but I wanna help you guys. Can I still do all the stuff you mentioned and it will 'count' as it were.

    I do not want America to set a precedent on this for the rest of the world.

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've already both sent letters to and called my representative's office.

    Then again, I live in California, land of Diane Feinstein. Might not do me any good.

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I sent mine.


    I really wish someone would explain to me why on fucking earth removing net neutrality would be a good idea for anyone other than phone/internet companies.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    There is not net neutrality right now. Currently there are no regulations in place. It's not "removing" it, it's just not creating legislation for it.

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  • ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    captaink wrote: »
    There is not net neutrality right now. Currently there are no regulations in place. It's not "removing" it, it's just not creating legislation for it.

    remove it, create it, whatever. And why do we have 2 captain k's?

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Shogun wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    There is not net neutrality right now. Currently there are no regulations in place. It's not "removing" it, it's just not creating legislation for it.

    remove it, create it, whatever. And why do we have 2 captain k's?

    There's a big difference between removing or destroying something and not creating it in the first place, is all.

    As for your other question, he's my doppleganger.

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    here's something that (sort of) positive on the net radio front: http://blog.wired.com/music/2007/07/breaking-news-o.html

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Net Neutrality isn't that big a deal. It's just a redundant law, we already have protections like this in place. Read our last thread on it.

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  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This needs to stay on the front page. So while I could have just done everything without bumping it? I'm replying to say-

    Done and done.

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