Letter to the FCC

Dear FCC Board (http://www.fcc.gov/leadership),

It is highly disconcerting to me that the FCC would think about reversing its stance on Net Neutrality.

As consumers we already pay outrageous bills for flaky service, in addition to most areas, usually having only one available “service” provider to choose from, creating a local monopoly, but to allow them to add insult to injury and determine which traffic they wish to provide us at whatever speed they wish is outrageous.

I already pay for them to deliver my content at a given bandwidth, as do the companies on the other end of the line, such as my hosting provider which hosts my blog and extra storage, and then allowing them to charge yet again for priority delivery for certain companies, is wrong.

If this weren’t about Cable Companies and ISPs, this would be easily seen as a racket. You are renting an building from me for your business, but by the way, I also own the streets that come in, so you have to pay me to allow the streets to be open so people can come to you business.allow the streets to be open so people can come to you business.

I quote this from the DOJs website (http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/110mcrm.htm#9-110.010) ‘The purpose of the RICO statute is “the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce.”‘ If this isn’t an example of racketeering and interstate commerce, I don’t know what is.

While I understand that a number of the board were previously affiliated with the large cable companies and ISP, you are now in public service, and should be watching out for the good of the citizens of this country.

Hoping that you do the right thing,
Steven Proctor

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