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    DoC will put IANA functions up for competitive bid | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 26 comments | Search Discussion
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    U.S. Government Starts to Design New .NET Via LAWS
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 10 2005, @05:18PM (#16468)
    U.S. Government Starts to Design New .NET Via LAWS

    The U.S. Government's numerous agencies and the
    U.S. Congress now see what a travesty the
    IANA-based Internet has become. It is a Wild West
    show. Consumers have no protection, and lobbyists
    from outside the U.S. dominate discussions on
    how the U.S. should run their network, to benefit
    those lobbyists.

    The U.S. Government, in concert with the 10 or
    20 major players (RBOC telcos, M$, V$, N$ and
    banking, cable and the media companies) will work
    to design a new .NET via laws. The ISOC and ICANN
    will be off chasing their dreams with the UN/ITU.
    That is a very good way to distract them.

    Small ISPs will be cut-off, and many countries.
    The FCC will step in and regulate the back-bone.
    The Wild West show will end, and U.S. consumers
    will benefit, and not have to be subjected to
    the world lobbyists that want to destroy the
    American network dominance, and replace it with
    tin cans and kite string to third world countries.

    http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/ news/11032005_Broadband.pdf

    SEC. 104. ACCESS TO BITS.
    (a) DUTIES OFPROVIDERS.—Subject to subsection
    (b), each BITS provider has the duty—
    (1) not to block, impair, or interfere with the
    offering of, access to, or the use of any lawful content, application, or service provided over the Internet;
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