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    The Internet is not Fair Enough?

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    Blackburn: Net neutrality is 'Fairness Doctrine for the Internet'


    By Kim Hart - 10/20/09 12:07 PM ET
    Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke against net neutrality regulations today at an event put on by the Safe Internet Alliance. Representing the songwriters, singers, actors, producers and other entertainers in Memphis and Nashville, she said the creative community does not want the federal government to interfere with how they are able to get content to consumers via the Internet.

    "Net neutrality, as I see it, is the fairness doctrine for the Internet," she said. The creators "fully understand what the Fairness Doctrine would be when it applies to TV or radio. What they do not want is the federal government policing how they deploy their content over the Internet and they want the ISPs to manage their networks and deploy the content however they have agreed on with ISP. They do not want a czar of the Internet to determine when they can deploy their creativity over the Internet. "They do not want a czar to determine what speeds will be available....We are watching the FCC very closely as it relates to that issue."
    When it comes to broadband expansion, she said, she wants to make sure "all individuals' rights are respected and that we look at the freedom of all broadband participants." She said Congress needs to make sure the groups receiving stimulus funds for broadband expansion are able to deploy reasonable and effective network management tools so they can be helpful in tracking down illegal activity."

    "We shouldn't look at technology as how do we punish and impede, but how do we encourage innovation," she said. "That needs to be a key thought as we move forward... How do we encourage that innovation and not impede it?"

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    Everyone in and associated with that story is very confused about the issue of net neutrality.
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    What they REALLY want to do is provide free Internet service to everyone.

    I heard a speech on this the other day - The main point was that poor people do not have access to the Internet because they cannot afford computers and Internet service. Therefore, the Internet does not 'fairly" represent the poor, which is because web sites do not cater to the "poor point of view", because poor people are barred from the Internet by the non-affordability of access.

    But they already have free access - It's called the Public Library.

    Just like everyone has catastrophic insurance regardless of their income - It's called the Emergency Room, where laws require the hospital to provide treatment for life-threatening conditions regardless of the patient's ability to pay.

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    Well, that maybe the aim of some, but the core issue of net neutrality is that ISP's want to charge websites like Hulu, Youtube, etc. based on how much bandwidth they use. Cable companies want into the big pockets of the likes of Amazon.com.

    Whenever ISP's (or any large corporations) have a legislative push they always distort the issue to a degree that is sickening to get people who wouldn't otherwise support them on their side. Thus on this issue they tell people that if they charge the big websites they can reduce the cost of internet service.

    Here's a better example. I was just finishing fishing a local river one day when a lady approached me telling me about a new mobile home park that was being built locally and she was opposing it because it would create more run-off and hurt the river. Now I know this lady doesn't give two shits about that river she just doesn't want a trailer park in her backyard. Not that I would either, but she's just blowing smoke up my ass to get me to come to a township meeting and oppose it.

    BTW, the Obama administration's FCC people is solidly in the net neutrality camp. It doesn't make much of a difference to the argument here, but shows you that they understand the real issue here.
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