Thursday, May 11, 2006


Letter to my Congresscritters on Internet Neutrality

I'm often in favor of market driven solutions rather than regulation. However, I think that the Internet needs to be neutral in order to remain "The Internet". The very purpose of the Internet was to connect disparate networks. Allowing network providers to charge either side of the connection for access to a specific outside network breaks the spirit and nature of the Internet. Allowing a network provider to intentionally degrade or "not favor" a connection between two end points puts ISPs in the position of censor. Please vote for enforceable network neutrality. Montana needs network neutrality more than most places because of our low population density. Many Montanans do not and will not have a choice of multiple providers; consequently, many of us will not have the option of using another service provider if ours degrades or blocks access to a much used site or service.
Write your congresscritters.

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