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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 52

Should Net Neutrality be Reinstated?

Argument in favor

Congress should restore a free and open internet by reinstating net neutrality and ensuring ISPs can’t block or throttle content or create “fast lanes”. The FCC’s rollback of net neutrality was bad for internet users.

debmorrow51's Opinion
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03/10/2018
Net neutrality is crucial to schools, especially in rural areas. It’s also crucial to the poor who use the net for job hunting, developing marketable skills and broadening their employment base. Allowing tech companies to take advantage of net un-neutrality to charge higher prices, enrich themselves at the expense of these groups and to decide through pricing what people are allowed to view is unfair, contrary to the fundamental purposes of the internet and unnecessary for any reason except making money for the already rich - a common trump practice.
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Sam's Opinion
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03/10/2018
Net neutrality is vital to the first amendment.
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David's Opinion
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03/10/2018
Internet speed and efficiency should be the same for everyone. No one company should be able to restrict our access or any other companies access or speed, or give one entity preferential access over another.
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Argument opposed

Rather than continuing the regulatory back-and-forth of repealing the current rules and going back to the recently replaced net neutrality regulations, Congress should take action on a permanent solution.

John's Opinion
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03/10/2018
Why do you people need government to control everything? They f up everything they get their hands on. I prefer less government and more freedom.
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Michael's Opinion
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03/10/2018
No government involvement in the Internet should be the rule. Nothing good ever comes from it. Also, the “Net Neutrality” rules they want to rollback to were anything but neutral.
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operaman's Opinion
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03/10/2018
If you give up your freedom for free internet neutrality, are you really free or have you sold yourself to the government?
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joint resolution Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate Passed May 16th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 52 Yea / 47 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
      Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
    IntroducedFebruary 27th, 2018

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    Net neutrality is crucial to schools, especially in rural areas. It’s also crucial to the poor who use the net for job hunting, developing marketable skills and broadening their employment base. Allowing tech companies to take advantage of net un-neutrality to charge higher prices, enrich themselves at the expense of these groups and to decide through pricing what people are allowed to view is unfair, contrary to the fundamental purposes of the internet and unnecessary for any reason except making money for the already rich - a common trump practice.
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    Why do you people need government to control everything? They f up everything they get their hands on. I prefer less government and more freedom.
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    Net neutrality is vital to the first amendment.
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    Internet speed and efficiency should be the same for everyone. No one company should be able to restrict our access or any other companies access or speed, or give one entity preferential access over another.
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    Yes, yes, and yes! Net neutrality is a necessity. All internet traffic should be treated the same. There should be no throttling of access to certain websites. Congress needs to keep the internet as it was before the FCC’s terrible decision.
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    Free and open internet is a necessity.
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    Please find a solution to reinstate net neutrality. Without it the internet will become a luxury item for the elite and low income and less privileged people will be shut out, unable to be technologically level, and social justice movements will be thwarted. We need net neutrality
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    Yes, Net Neutrality is essential. Your ISP should not be able to decide what info you can get off the internet or give preference to one company over another.
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    As a democracy, and today’s rapid technology, it’s important and ideal for everyone to have access to the internet. Point blank ~
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    No government involvement in the Internet should be the rule. Nothing good ever comes from it. Also, the “Net Neutrality” rules they want to rollback to were anything but neutral.
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    Net neutrality helps small business reach a wider market.
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    If you give up your freedom for free internet neutrality, are you really free or have you sold yourself to the government?
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    Yes! The vast majority of citizens demand net neutrality. Even AT&T took out a full page ad begging for net neutrality. Neutrality is the one and only way to ensure equal access. Anyone who is foolish enough to think THIS issue is just another political case of “we can bend them over anyway-it’ll be forgotten in a week” has not thought it through. Young people will NEVER forget that YOU voted on the wrong side of this issue. Going against the will of the people on NET NEUTRALITY will signal your desire to withdraw from politics.
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    I'm voting against anybody against Net Neutrality.
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    We suffer without equal access to information.
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    Telecom companies are essentially government backed monopolies. They get huge tax incentives and are given exclusive contracts to work in a lot of areas. If these were eliminated, an argument could be made that they should not be subject to neutrality regulations. However, the system the GOP supports is the farthest thing from a free market. Essentially their argument is to embrace socialism when it comes to corporate handouts but free market when it comes to regulating how those handouts are spent. It's a rigged system that flies in the face of free market capitalism and it must be opposed.
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    I'm tired of blanket arguments that claim that "government messes everything up so why should we let them regulate the internet?" No examples are ever given of the government messing up and how it relates to the regulation at hand. And anyway, regulations are something that should be considered on a case-by-case basis. In a society where the internet is virtually ubiquitous, it is important to allow equal access.
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    The internet doesn’t need government interference or meddling. The internet is best influenced by those who use is, not politicians or government bureaucrats. Leave the internet alone. We have seen other nations exert control over the internet (something I personally experienced while visiting Communist Cuba for five days) and it is very bad, harmful and dangerous. I am more concerned about the social media giants (Facebook, Twitter and Google) censoring certain individuals and organizations. Let’s look at this as a First Amendment issue.
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    The internet isn’t for sale. The internet providers are making HUGE gains on something they didn’t create.
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    Net neutrality...what a farce. The Internet worked just fine, and with phenomenal innovation, prior to Obama and his pals creating this Trojan Horse! Net Neutrality only gives a tool to the govn’t to control content. But the Dems are about total control. Wake up, liberals just want to silence speech and others with whom they don’t agree. DO NOT fall for this progressive anti-free market ruse.
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