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studioh!
HuffingbookPost: no comments
02:25 PM on 08/17/2010
Is Michael Powell still in charge???
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Belisarius
Republicans are destroying the middle class.
02:24 PM on 08/17/2010
Google and Verizon have decided to sell consumers down the river.

Boycott Google and Verizon.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
WhatDaBleep
Right is Wrong and Left is Correct
02:23 PM on 08/17/2010
The FCC is worthless and can only ban swear words and Boobs from the airwaves.
02:12 PM on 08/17/2010
Signed the letter and I am proud to have Jay Inslee as my Congressman!
02:10 PM on 08/17/2010
Jay Inslee is a really great Congressman. This is a very great letter and Congressional action following his lead would be important for the nation's future.

The fact is that, around 1900, there was a parallel situation. As electrical generation and telephone service became available across the US, the people who most benefited at first were the rich and those who lived in certain city areas. It was simply cost effective to only serve areas where the customers who had the most money were in close proximity to easy to string poles. It wasn't until the Depression came along that the recognition that there needed to be Universal Service was put into effect - one of the original purposes for establishing the FCC.

The result of widening out the population of those served by early telecommunications infrastructure was the creation of a broad middle class prosperity. We should not forget that.

Now, the internet and broadband infrastructure are foundations for the 21st century and we should learn valuable lessons from earlier in the century. Net Neutrality is absolutely critical.
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wa-st-concerned
02:10 PM on 08/17/2010
I'm with ya, Jay......the internet seems on track to go the way of "free" TV.... more gifts to corporate entities and "screw" the little guy....
08:36 PM on 08/16/2010
So, you just figured out what almost everyone else has known for years? Puhleeze. The beast is only as mean as the information you feed it.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Truth In Voting
Paranoid Rightwing Catchphrase Bingo!!
12:32 AM on 08/17/2010
I think is protesting to Congress "for years" indicates that no, he did not "just figure out."