The FCC needs to classify Internet Service Providers as Common Carriers

My comment to the FCC:

The recent proposal to permit Internet service providers to offer tiered services would further undermine the American Internet. Already serivice providers are deliberately degrading service in an effort to extort payments from services such as Netflix and YouTube.
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/7/google-isps-youtube.html

This is something the FCC should correct rather than encourage.

Although the US invented the Internet, we currently stand 22 in the world for broadband speed.
http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/1004/

This is something the FCC should seek to correct rather than exacerbate.

The Internet is where people look up the local bus schedule, find out about business hours, apply for work, apply for benefits, and every other manner of daily errand. Americans need realiable Internet service and it should be the business of the FCC to arrange for that, not accommodate an industry that is falling behind its international competitors. The only way to do that is to classify Internet Service Providers as common carriers.

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