Net Neutrality?

Do you support net neutrality?

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Not just for those in the US, but do you support net neutrality?
Do you trust your online rights and freedoms to the government, or large corporations?
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Well since the Australian government is looking to introduce web filtering at the ISP end of the network I'm against the government having control of my rights.

Why should they choose what we have a right to look at.
 

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Well since the Australian government is looking to introduce web filtering at the ISP end of the network I'm against the government having control of my rights.

Why should they choose what we have a right to look at.


In the US, Comcast (a cable-internet company) throttles bittorrent traffic. If companies are allowed to control network traffic, that means they can charge you more to go to certain sites at a reasonable speed, if at all.

Imagine, if you will:

QUOTEHTTP protocol ONLY*

Bronze package ($15/Month)
Youtube, CNN, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Myspace

Silver package ($20/Month)
Youtube, CNN, Hotmail, Yahoo, Myspace, Facebook, and eBay

Gold package ($30/Month)
Youtube, CNN, Hotmail, Yahoo, Myspace, Facebook, eBay, and *access to the FTP protocol.

Other
An additional $5 for every website you want to access. Traffic on all other protocols and non-permeitted websites will be automatically throttled or blocked. Access to Google is blocked. We recommend using the better alternative: Yahoo (Because we have an exclusive contract with themÂ
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