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Response to Mason Kennedy (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:01 PM

10. Internet should be treated as a public utility and ISPs as common carriers.

Imagine if a bunch of unelected, unaccountable corporations got together and monitored your electricity or your water supply and "throttled" them if they didn't like what you were doing with either -- with no recourse except to pay $35 to have your case "reviewed" by the same people who accused you in the first place.

It would be outrageous.

ISPs' job is to provide you with an Internet connection, not to be private armies for mega-corporations.

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