From: Jim Hoyt <jimhoyt@mac.com>
To: <DNSTransition@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: Sat, Jul 8, 2006 6:07 PM
Subject: Comments regarding the future of the internet

To Whom It May Concern,

The internet "superhighway" should be just that. Whatever is contained in the vehicles traveling upon it should make no difference whatever. The highway itself is already being paid for. One simply pays an amount corresponding to how fast they want their info to travel; Cable is faster than DSL is faster then dial-up.

The people wanting to deliver "content" via the internet are already paying extra for the capability of so doing. It costs considerably more to have high-speed outbound service than it does for downloading. My cable connection, marketed for its superb speed,
allows me serve content less than 6% as fast as I can receive it. That's not much faster than my dial-up-hobbled friends get.

Please, don't mess with something that's been amazingly successful without government help. If anything, government is there to help the people, not corporations. The interest of corporations is ONLY to make money.

Regards,
Jim Hoyt
jimhoyt@mac.com
Portland, Oregon