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FCC should reject the Google-Verizon net-neutrality plan

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  • The Google and Verizon net-neutrality plan is bad policy that will only benefit the two companies. The FCC should quickly reject the proposal.
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  • Stop Google And Verizon From Setting Our Public Internet Policy
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Ryan Blethen, Seattle Times | WA

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The only thing transparent about the Google and Verizon plan for net neutrality is how disingenuous it is.

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The proposal from the two outsized corporations would essentially starve the open Internet in favor of a well-maintained, pay-to-play Internet and completely wall off wireless Internet from even the most minimal open-access rules.

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What I find most maddening about the Google-Verizon plan is that it could have been headed off if not for the lethargy of the Federal Communications Commission, the regulatory agency charged to work in the public's interest. Google and Verizon filled the void with a proposal that would harm consumers and restrict innovation while ceding control of the Internet to broadband oligarchs.

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Stop Google And Verizon From Setting Our Public Internet Policy, The Pen

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  • Since when is it the place of special interest corporations to determine what public policy should be?
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  • Tell Google: Don't be evil
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  • FCC Hearing on Net Neutrality Comes to Minneapolis Thursday August 19
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