Net Neutral For NetRoots Minnesota

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Short presentation from the NetRoots Minnesota conference in November 2009.

Short presentation from the NetRoots Minnesota conference in November 2009.

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  • 1. Net Neutral by Peter Fleck [email_address]
  • 2. FCC Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
    • 1. Don't mess with lawful content 
    • 2. Don't mess with lawful applications & services
    • 3. Don't mess with lawful devices
    • 4. Don't mess with provider competition
    • 5. Treat all lawful content, services, devices in nondiscriminatory manner
    • 6. Disclose network management
  • 3. Net Neut Bill
    • H.R.3458 - Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009
    • Markey, D-MA
    • Introduced 7/31/09
    • House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • 4. Anti- Net Neut Bills
    • S.1836 - Internet Freedom Act of 2009 McCain, R-AZ Introduced 10/22 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee H.R.3924 - Real Stimulus Act of 2009 Marsha Blackburn, R-TN Introduced 10/26 House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • 5.  
  • 6. Everything else
  • 7. "Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is the top recipient of campaign contributions from large Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast over the past two years..." PC World
  • 8. Big infrastructure companies  require regulation
      • Railroads
    •  
      • Telephone
    •  
      • Utilities
    •  
      • Internet
  • 9. Net Neutrality will encourage  investment in Internet startups
      • Investors need laws in place for protection
    •  
      • Startups won't survive on a tiered Internet
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      • Small companies can't afford FCC arbitration without a law in place
  • 10. Net Neutrality will allow alternative voices to be heard
  • 11.  
  • 12. Digital Inclusion Goals (Digital Inclusion Fund Advisory Committee, Minneapolis)
      • Affordable internet access
    •  
      • Technology literacy
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      • Local, relevant and accessible content
    •  
      • Adequate, affordable hardware and software tools.
  • 13. Notes
    • Tech Debate on Net Neutrality (excellent)
    • http://blip.tv/file/2863454  
    • AT&T and astroturf: is "following the money" enough?
    • Looks at AT&T's influence on groups and communities.
    • http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/the-anti-net-neutrality-movement-is-it-just-about-att-money.ars
    • FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Now the Fight Begins
    • Good story on FCC Net Neutrality announcement.
    • http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/10/fcc-net-neutrality/
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    • My delicious Net Neutrality links
    • http://delicious.com/pfhyper/netneutrality
  • 14. Thank you. Peter Fleck pfhyper@gmail.com pfhyper.posterous.com pfhyper.com/blog The 2 blogs share most content. My posterous blog has some extra personal stuff.  twitter.com/pfhyper