Net Neutral For NetRoots Minnesota

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Net Neutral For NetRoots Minnesota

  1. 1. Net Neutral by Peter Fleck [email_address]
  2. 2. FCC Proposed Net Neutrality Rules <ul><li>1. Don't mess with lawful content  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Don't mess with lawful applications & services </li></ul><ul><li>3. Don't mess with lawful devices </li></ul><ul><li>4. Don't mess with provider competition </li></ul><ul><li>5. Treat all lawful content, services, devices in nondiscriminatory manner </li></ul><ul><li>6. Disclose network management </li></ul>
  3. 3. Net Neut Bill <ul><li>H.R.3458 - Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Markey, D-MA </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced 7/31/09 </li></ul><ul><li>House Energy and Commerce Committee </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anti- Net Neut Bills <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Everything else
  6. 7. &quot;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...&quot; PC World
  7. 8. Big infrastructure companies  require regulation <ul><ul><li>Railroads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Net Neutrality will encourage  investment in Internet startups <ul><ul><li>Investors need laws in place for protection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Startups won't survive on a tiered Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small companies can't afford FCC arbitration without a law in place </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Net Neutrality will allow alternative voices to be heard
  10. 12. Digital Inclusion Goals (Digital Inclusion Fund Advisory Committee, Minneapolis) <ul><ul><li>Affordable internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local, relevant and accessible content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adequate, affordable hardware and software tools. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Notes <ul><li>Tech Debate on Net Neutrality (excellent) </li></ul><ul><li>http://blip.tv/file/2863454   </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T and astroturf: is &quot;following the money&quot; enough? </li></ul><ul><li>Looks at AT&T's influence on groups and communities. </li></ul><ul><li>http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/the-anti-net-neutrality-movement-is-it-just-about-att-money.ars </li></ul><ul><li>FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Now the Fight Begins </li></ul><ul><li>Good story on FCC Net Neutrality announcement. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/10/fcc-net-neutrality/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>My delicious Net Neutrality links </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/pfhyper/netneutrality </li></ul>
  12. 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

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