From: Davis Cox <18seconds@gmail.com>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 10:12 AM

Hello,

Net Neutrality is an issue that not many citizens seem to even know about, but explain it to them and everyone is shocked to see something like this is close to becoming law. Thank you for allowing the people to have a voice.

I speak for most users of the internet when I say that Net Neutrality needs to stay in effect. The thought of allowing companies to dictate their bandwidth usage could potentially destroy the internet as we know it today.

As it stands now, the internet is the ultimate democratic institution - it is a complete public forum where an individual can create something that can stand up to and be just as easily accessible as something created by a multination corporation. If Net Neutrality were to end, it could ultimately destroy the ability for individuals to be on equal footing with companies. Want to go to your friend's blog (or Google, for that matter)? Well, it'll load half as slow as some other sites because he wasn't able to pay the ISP for privileged bandwidth. There are a myriad of other possibilities, all troubling.

Keep the internet free, and keep Net Neutrality.

Thank you,
Davis Cox