From: Sisco Taicho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am going to quote quite a few people here, mostly on a site that you may heard of named Digg.com. This social site is one in which I most frequently visit, and I would bank that a majority of its members think similarly to me. And similar to my own opinions are the following: *also note, I have some programming experience, as well as some paper writing. And in these experiences I've learned that if something is done right the first time... Use it the second time. :D, credit included*
"Unless a satisfying conclusion can be made about
the governence of the Internet, it will split. Unless
the US government concedes on certain issues in the near
future, the Internet will split as it is.
"I thought everyone -- at least on Digg -- knew
that the UN really really really really wants to run
the internet. Now, if you think about it, nearly two
thirds of the member states in the UN are run by UNELECTED
DICTATORS, so having these despots running the internet
is not a good idea. This international threat to the
now US private company that runs the internet is a political
one -- and a political threat to everyone. Read George
Orwell, then try real hard to deciper the difference
between who's running the EU now and who was working
on the wrong side of the Cold War in Europe then; and
then calculate for yourself how many UN member states
are actually freely elected governements and then you
will agree with me that the internet should just be left
alone. The evil inherent in totalitarian governments
vs. the problem of capitalistic concerns is clear when
you remember that Wall Street has no guns or standing
armies or WMD. Leave the internet the way it is. And
"for the love of god... give us the 45Mbps sec
we were promised. there was $200 billion in tax cuts
given out to companies who promised 45Mbps to every houshold
by 2006. i want fat pipes.
"Don't change something that already works, and works pretty damn well" - ivko - digg.com
^I believe in this exactly, and I also believe that it should be kept the way it is.
No to taxing internet phone calls. Stop messing around with the current taxes and you wouldn't have to ...mess us over more than you are. Tax breaks for the rich and tax for voip = wrong you selfish (so and so)..... (Directed to gov't in general. Hey, people say Sony Entertainment shouldn't be dissed on for Sony Corp. mistakes, well, they're just different parts of the dragons body, still the dragon.)
No tiered internet. No split internet. No throttling. Give us what was promised. Hold companies accountable for their words. Keep the internet free as in beer (no taxation) and speech. The internet is not anyones to limit. Not AT&T, not Verizon, not AOL, not the UN, not anyone. It's like the constitution, it declares your freedom, not your limitations. Unfortunately, such an idea has been seen as treason lately by the current admin.
Well, there you have it. Please consider what I, and the others I have quoted, have said. Thank you for reading this, Have a good day.