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March 5, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Net neutrality: Reclassify ISPs as Common Carriers

The Internet scarcely even existed 25 years ago, yet we all now depend on it [“FCC won’t appeal ruling on Internet neutrality,” Business / Technolgoy, Feb. 19]. What an amazing change in a single generation.

And now, while our attention is being distracted by foolishness in Washington, D.C., the wide-open information on the Internet is about to be taken away and absolute control will be given to the largest corporations.

Net neutrality is yet another part of our lives currently under threat and it must be protected. The Internet, created by the government and taxpayer-supported universities and research facilities, is a publicly created and owned asset.

Do not allow private corporations to steal it from the public. The Federal Communications Commission must reclassify Internet Service Providers as common carriers.

Richard Frith, Seattle

Comments | More in Internet | Topics: Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, net neutrality

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