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17 March 2008

Save Net Neutrality

Been doing a lot of stuff on Craigslist and ran across this link and though it would be worthy of posting.

Save the Net Now

1 comment:

Larian LeQuella said...

I got this in my email today:

Dear Mr. Lundquist:

Thank you for the opportunity to address H.R. 5353 and net neutrality with you. I appreciate the thoughts you have communicated.

Keeping the internet open to all Americans is something that I strongly believe in. When the internet was turned over to the private sector, it was the intention of the government to avoid regulation as much as possible. The internet has become an open venue to express your views, learn, and communicate freely. I believe that Congress does not need legislation that would further expand federal controls over the internet by increasing network regulation.

H.R. 5353 would declare that it is U.S. policy to maintain the freedom to use broadband telecommunications networks, including the Internet, without unreasonable interference from, or discrimination by, network operators. The bill would also promote the open and interconnected nature of broadband networks that enable consumers to reach, and service providers to offer, content, applications, and services of their choosing. H.R. 5353 also looks to stop unreasonable discriminatory favoritism for, or degradation of, content by network operators based upon its source, ownership, or destination on the Internet.

This bill is currently in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. While I do not sit on this committee, I will continue to follow this legislation. In the past, I have voted for bills that would give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clear authority to address complaints quickly on a case-by-case basis. I have also voted to give the FCC the ability to impose strict fines of up to $750,000, should discrimination occur.

Thank you again for bringing your views to my attention and adding your voice to the ongoing debate. Please continue to write to me, and I encourage you to sign up for my e-newsletter by visiting my website at


F. Allen Boyd, Jr.
Member of Congress