From: "Alex Tetreault" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 12:57 AM
Subject: ICANN/NTIA comments.
There are just a few very general
but strong belief and philosophies I have
about the operation of the internet, and I am sure they are
countless other internet-goers.
The biggest scare concerning the fate of the internet I have
right now is
telcom companies creating this tieried system thats been talked
lately. The thing about this is it sounds great and all for
companies. The more bucks a company cares to dish the faster
provide to their customers. Thats great for the bigger companies
afford that, but what about small websites, or sites on free
Their speed will surely suffer greatly. Look at other major
the telcoms don't give a faster phone connection for more money,
connects the same way. The internet should be no different.
It seems to me
as a way to bury free speach.
Saying what can and can't be on the internet is rediculous.
pornography for example. Here, its a crime and taboo. I'm sure
there is at
least one country in the world that it is not. To disallow
from seeing it is rediculous. Track people that go to the sites
question, or make it illegal to visit there, but you can't
censor the one
type of media that has remained uncensored because people stumble
sites they prefer not to see. If a person does not want to
see a givin type
of content, they can censor it from their own computer. If
censoring little things, we could eventually end up like china.
Sharing of Power-
No one country should control the internet. Share it with the
powers. Picture the internet as it's own little country where
a say in what happens, but nobody can dictate action without