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Re: NYC LOCAL: Monday 26 June 2006 NYSIA: Meeting on Net Neutrality

From: net . nanny69
Subject: Re: NYC LOCAL: Monday 26 June 2006 NYSIA: Meeting on Net Neutrality
Date: 25 Jun 2006 14:31:54 -0700
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Congratulations on winning the award for the absoulte MOST BORING POST


You Linux wallabees are a very weird collection of

Aside from the fact that most of you have never used a bar of soap,
what makes you kooks tick?

Linux sucks.
Linux is boring.
Your entire message is BORING!!!

Go whack off somewhere to pa picture of Captain Kirk.... wrote:
> In 2005 the Supreme Court of the United States of America
> affirmed a decision of the Federal Communications Commission that
> the duopoly of the telephone company and the cable company will
> no longer be regulated under the rule of common carriage when
> transporting Internet packets.  This is why there is today a
> large public discussion of what is often called "network
> neutrality".
> The Internet was built on a lower layer of publically available
> telecommunications infrastructure, which infrastructure was
> subject to the old, reasonable, and necessary to commerce, rule
> of common carriage.  Today the duopoly seeks to seize every new
> form of communication that uses the Internet.
> NYSIA will meet at 6:00 pm Monday 26 June 2006 to hear from both
> sides.  If you are not a NYSIA member, there is an entrance fee.
> Below my signature is full information about the meeting, taken
> from the NYSIA web page for the event:
> There is no actual "network neutrality" debate.  Rather there is
> a barrage of lies from the duopoly, and a wide effort, by those
> who know what the Net is, to correct the lies.  The duopoly
> argues that they have a right to look inside every packet you
> send and receive via Net transport, and extort extra money from
> you because, without common carriage, they can.  The duopoly is
> indeed a duopoly and has a chokehold on fast Net transport for
> most people in the USA.  The duopoly's plan is neither doubtful,
> nor secret.  The duopoly has repeatedly, publically, declared
> that they intend to make you pay more for the timely transport of
> packets which you really want delivered, such as voice over
> Internet Protocol packets, and packets to and from Google, and
> banking packets, etc..
> The Duopoly is a government created duopoly, and the contract
> under which we rent rights of way to them includes the
> requirement of common carriage.  We who fight to keep the Net
> free must keep fighting to expose the lies of the Duopoly.  This
> meeting is a good place to start, if you can afford the entrance
> fee.  There will be equally important meetings without entrance
> fee in the next few months.
> Introductions to Net Neutrality:
> Jay Sulzberger <>
> Corresponding Secretary LXNY
> LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
>  Monday, June 26, 2006
>  NYSIA Monthly Meeting
>  6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
>  JPMorgan Chase, 270 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, between 47th & 48th Streets
>  Directions:
>  4, 5, 7 to 42nd Street/Grand Central (exit through MetLife); 6 to
>  51st Street; B, D, F, V to 47-50th Rockefeller Center
>  Admission:
>  Free for NYSIA Members,
>  $30 for non-members,
>  $40 for walk-in non-members.
>  Registration: Go to
>  or
>  call (212) 475-4503.
>  There is not guaranteed entrance for walk-in attendees.
>  Registration closes:
>  Monday, June 26, 12:30 PM
>  Whither the Internet? The Net Neutrality Debate
>  Net Neutrality: equal treatment in handling to all content on the Internet.
>  The Net Neutrality debate is roiling Washington. Two mighty
>  coalitions face off against each other - and each side is full of
>  strange bedfellows. "PRO" Net Neutrality: Microsoft, Google, and
>  the Open Source Movement. "AGAINST": Verizon, AT&T, the cable
>  companies - and Steve Forbes!
>  This is a debate that to a great extent will determine what the
>  Internet will look like in the second decade of the 21st
>  Century. NYSIA's June Monthly meeting features a panel that
>  explores the different aspects of the issue.
>  Watch for more speakers and panelists.
>  Speakers:
>  James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
>  Tim Karr, Campaign Director, Free Press, blogger, MediaCitizen
>  George Ou, Technical Director, (live from
>             San Francisco, through the wonders of the Internet)
>  James Gattuso
>  Gattuso handles regulatory and telecommunications issues for The
>  Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage, he was Vice
>  President for Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. In
>  that position, he oversaw CEI's policy work, and supervised the
>  overall management of the organization.
>  Before joining CEI in 1997, Mr. Gattuso served as Vice President
>  for Policy Development with Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE)
>  from 1993 to 1997, where he directed the research activities of
>  that organization. From 1990 to 1993, he was Deputy Chief of the
>  Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications
>  Commission.
>  From May 1991 to June 1992, he was detailed from the FCC to the
>  office of Vice President Dan Quayle, where he served as Associate
>  Director of the President's Council on Competitiveness.
>  From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Gattuso served as a policy analyst for the
>  Heritage Foundation with responsibility for a broad range of
>  issues, including telecommunications, transportation and
>  antitrust policy.
>  From 1983 to 1985, he was an associate with the Washington law
>  office of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, where he handled matters
>  before a number of regulatory agencies.
>  Mr. Gattuso graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of
>  Southern California in 1979. He received his J.D. degree from the
>  University of California at Los Angeles in 1983, where he was a
>  member of the UCLA Law Review.
>  He is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars
>  and is the author of a number of articles written for newspapers,
>  magazines and journals.
>  Tim Karr
>  Campaign Director Timothy Karr oversees Free Press campaigns and
>  outreach efforts, including campaigns on public broadcasting and
>  noncommercial media, fake news and propaganda, journalism in
>  crisis, and the future of the Internet. Before joining Free
>  Press, Tim served as executive director of and
>  vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision
>  News Network. He has also worked extensively as an editor,
>  reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press. Tim
>  critiques, analyzes and reports on media and media policy in his
>  popular blog, MediaCitizen, at
>  George Ou
>  George Ou, the Technical Director of TechRepublic, is a former IT
>  consultant specializing in Servers, Microsoft, Cisco, Switches,
>  Routers, Firewalls, IDS, VPN, Wireless LAN, Security, and IT
>  infrastructure and architecture.  Mr. Ou has first hand
>  experience designing and implementing the technologies that build
>  the data centers and the Internet.
>  Position: George Ou is against overreaching government
>  regulations that ban tiered pricing on enhanced services.  Mr. Ou
>  believes that since the FCC has already shown a willingness to
>  stop ISPs from blocking Internet destinations and newer laws will
>  add even stiffer fines, there is no need for additional Net
>  neutrality provisions that completely ban tiered pricing on
>  enhanced services.

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