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Is net neutrality really a necessary step at this point in time for our country?

I don't understand how we can have such issues in our country such as the economy and so many jobless citizens yet this is what they choose to focus on? Do they really understand what is important to the average citizen right now, or is this just our government wanting more control?

 
QuinnMae

Asked by QuinnMae at 3:28 PM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Net Neutrality is a proposal for the federal government to take ownership of internet service provided and owned by private corporations because they believe that they are the best at protecting freedom of speech. This ironic statement is sad when you consider the federal government's recent role of suppressing the freedom of speech such as;
    (a) Three years ago in Morse v. Frederick the U.S. Supreme Court held that public schools have the authority to tell students what types of signs they can hold on their own private property (2007) [1].
    (b) In direct opposition to the freedom of speech the federal government purchased Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) from American Technology Corporation for the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, which lead to riot police using their new weapon for the first time on humans, the arrests of hundreds of innocent civilians, and physical attacks to students at the University of Pittsburgh-
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:43 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Net neutrality is a necessary step to control freedom of speech.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 3:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • WHY is this important...they are full of shit.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:55 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • The government has NO business taking control of private enterprise.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:48 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Silencing the right? What are you guys even talking about?! LOL Do most people even know what net neutrality is? YES, it's important, just like freedom of speech is important and just like not discriminating against certain groups of people is important. I don't want the big corporations to decide what I get to see on the Internet or how fast I receive their information versus other information.

    SAVE THE INTERNET What is Net Neutrality?
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 4:40 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 4:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • net neutrality does not mean government control of content on the Internet; rather, net neutrality ensures equal and open access for consumers and producers of content and applications,

    ***
    So, since roughly 90% of media outlets are LIBERAL, does that mean that "Net Neutrality" will ensure EQUAL ACCESS for additional CONSERVATIVE outlets--by increasing such by some 40%?! You know, in order to be FAIR and NEUTRAL, right?! Riiiight!??!?!?


    Yeah, didn't think so!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:42 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • net neutrality does not mean government control of content on the Internet; rather, net neutrality ensures equal and open access for consumers and producers of content and applications,

    And who do you think is going to be in charge of regulating that?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:47 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I've been wondering that for months when Verizon and Google were in the news about this.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 3:39 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Something that affects so many businesses, is pretty much certain to de detrimental to many home / internet businesses that aren't large corporations, something that affects communication across all borders.....

    Yea, that sounds minor.
    Piskie

    Answer by Piskie at 3:43 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

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