To add your own comments, go to the FCC website, and click on "14-28". Please be civil.
Thank you for the opportunity to post this public comment.
I am one of millions of American supporters of true Net Neutrality. I urge you to please reclassify Internet service providers (ISP's) as common carriers under Title II.
Should Net Neutrality disappear, I will suffer a significant financial loss. I am currently developing a new social media website called AboutTh.is ( AboutTh.is audio blogging tool (in development) ), which will give people a way to post short audio opinions for free, much in the same way that YouTube enables free video publishing.
It already costs a lot of money to host an audio-intensive website, due to the high storage and transmission costs for large data files. I do not currently have professional backing for this new business; everything is coming out of my personal pocket. If ISP's are not reclassified as common carriers, I will forced to choose between crippling fees to ride the "fast lane", (which I simply can't afford), or else watch my new Internet startup present a poor ("buffering...") end-user experience and then eventually sink into obscurity. Either route will spell certain financial ruin for me personally.
Even though my previous business eventually collapsed, I was grossing as much as $400k per year. That money was spent on American goods and services, and was a significant contributor to American jobs. I was able to use the Internet to contribute to the American economy in the past, and I intend to do so again. But in order to do so, I need to know that my government supports true Net Neutrality, serving the needs of the vast majority of American taxpayers and voters, and not the narrow interests of a few specific corporations.
Thank you again for your time and concern.
-- David Beroff