From: Kenrin <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 6:01 PM
Subject: Net Neurality For The Win

Network neutrality is critically important to the future of freedom and
innovation on the Internet. Unfortunately, H.R. 5252, the
Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006 (COPE
Act), and most of the other bills being debated effectively bind the
hands of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), leaving Internet
providers free to violate net neutrality principles in pursuit of
greater profits.
Many Internet providers, including AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, have
already announced plans to create "tiers" or "lanes" on the Information
Superhighway, and to charge websites and web-based services for the
ability to operate in the "fast lane." Creating a multi-tiered system
would put small businesses and innovators at a significant disadvantage
and stifle innovation on the Internet. Where will the next Amazon, eBay
or Google come from if these telecom giants are allowed to impose costly
barriers to entry? What will happen to the open and freewheeling nature
of the Internet if network providers are allowed to control the flow of
information? the ICANN has done a good job so far of keeping net
neutrality and i think they should stay in place for the sake of the
Internet as we know it and future versions.

Corry Seagle,
Proud user of the Neutral Internet