Skip to comments.Net Neutrality is Anything But Neutral ( Teapartypatriots.org )
Posted on 02/26/2011 8:28:43 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
Net neutrality is an innocuous sounding term for what is really media Marxism. This is an ideological attempt by those on the left to control the greatest means for the distribution of information ever devised. It provides a playing field which the government does not control, and this is immensely troubling to those on the left.
There are two pieces to net neutrality:
Equal Access: Equal access says that everyone should always have equal priorities to the flow of information on the internet. In practice, this means that if I am updating my Twitter account, and my neighbor is downloading a movie, he shouldn't have access to more bandwidth than me. Right now, the large providers manage access, with some handling over one million URL requests a second. They are doing a phenomenal job. Net neutrality would prevent them from doing so, and would essentially "socialize" the internet.
This would also create some horrendous situations with the providers being unable to provide more bandwidth and priority to a hospital downloading an emergency transmission of an MRI, than they provide to me while I update my Twitter feed. We are obviously against this.
Equal Rates / Equal Service: Proponents of net neutrality are also trying to stop providers from offering "tiered" service plans. Think "first class," "business pricing plans for phone service etc." According to proponents, under net neutrality, everyone has to be charged the same, and provided the same services. This is the antithesis of capitalism, and would result in the stifling of technology development. Providers spend billions developing the technology; it is their right to charge as they see fit, and to create pricing plans that serve the needs of real customers in a real marketplace.
Our position is that net neutrality is simply government interference in the most important communications medium in history. Tea Party Patriots across the nation are very concerned about government regulation and interference in the internet, and we will be continuing to educate them about the reality of net neutrality, and the damage it will do to both the progress of technology and to the operation of the free market.
Seems to me like they heard what cass sunstein said.
And they took him seriously.
I haven’t paid much attention to the net neutrality thing. Thank God they’re on the job.
They never let up on ways to silence anyone who isn’t on there side and anyone that don’t promote their lies.
They want total control like China.
The Left, the Liberals are truly void in the comprehension department. They flat out don’t get it.
It’s a mental disorder.
Oh for goodness sakes this the shot youself in the foot idiotic bandwagon of the century.
Uhh... net neutrality refers to regulations that keep ISPs from charging tiered rates -to content providers-, not end-users. So obviously they can differentially charge business plans and single-family access plans.
Net neutrality keeps ISPs from charging different rates for YouTube traffic than Netflix traffic, say, or working out a deal where “basic ISP” users can view the huffington post but only “elite ISP” users can view freerepublic. This is the kind of easy to enforce, pro-market, transparent to the regulated kind of regulations that we need, and that keep us from the crony capitalism of the Japanese, Indonesia or Russia.
No it doesn’t. That’s only the sales pitch.
Net neutrality is the fairness doctrine for the internet. We have them on tape, we know their plans.
He has not changed his views.
But if they’re going to control the internet, you think they’ll just come out and say that en mass?
Or would they come up with some bogus scheme and fearmonger about corporations? Maybe even come up with a nice sounding name like “net neutrality”?
Who’s against neutrality and fairness?
Wake up! "we need" no government interference in the internet. Maybe "you" do for some unknown reason but "we" don't. ............... :O)
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