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Walt Mossberg, Personal Technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Co-Executive Editor of AllThingsD, asked your top questions to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
Digg Dialogg lets you submit your questions to notable leaders and luminaries. Rather than editors or journalists, the Digg community decides the most popular questions to be posed in the interview.
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What are you doing to ensure net neutrality?
(+511 diggs, submitted by nosredna87)
After watching some news channels (primarily fox news), there seems to be many misconceptions about net neutrality. How do you or the current administrations plan to educate the populace about what net neutrality actually is?
(+160 diggs, submitted by mag1strate)
Finland has declared 1Mb broadband access a basic human right. The french government has passed similar measures. Will the US follow suit anytime soon, and, if not, why are Finland and France wrong?
(+432 diggs, submitted by MarvinTPA)
What are you doing to get the US on par with countries like Japan and Korea in terms of internet speed? What is holding the US back and what needs to change?
(+367 diggs, submitted by SMUATO)
Why does the FCC think i'm a child? I'm 32 years old with a wife, children, a career, a home, and I pay taxes. Who do you think you are to enforce what my children can or cannot see? How can you possibly think that violence is ok for TV, but the human body is not?
(+381 diggs, submitted by djAnakin)
Why does the government need to be involved in fining radio and television stations for airing so-called "indecent" material? Doesn't the community have the right to express their distaste through not patronizing sponsors of such programming? Isn't indecency too vaguely defined and ultimately impossible to effectively regulate?
(+348 diggs, submitted by mhensh0)
How come the FCC gets involved in determining what is "decent" and "indecent" when people can choose what they want to watch or listen to by changing the channel? If people were offended by the material, couldn't they just put on something else while the people who enjoy that broadcast watch the material. No one is being forced to watch anything.
(+168 diggs, submitted by PWUJF41)
Have you EVER used a P2P file sharing program to download content?
(+281 diggs, submitted by MarvinTPA)
The last time I checked, my Dell Computer worked on any broadband connection. My wife's Apple Laptop also works on this broadband connection. So why is it necessary that cell phone models are tied exclusively to Cell Phone Carriers? I can only get the Apple iPhone on AT&T, the Motorola Droid or Blackberry Storm on Verizon. The carriers call them "computers" but yet dictate which computer is allowed to connect and what software can run on these "computers". When is the FCC going to step in and finally allow freedom of choice? Freedom of Carrier Choice and Freedom of hardware choice that I enjoy with other technologies.
(+259 diggs, submitted by icewalker)
Why does America allow a monopoly on specific frequencies that are transmitted over the airwaves? Recently there was the battle for 700mhz that Verizon won, and whenever they announce a technology for that, they have ultimately got a monopoly now. In Europe, consumers are allowed to go to any carrier they want (cellular) because of the fact that all the networks have to compete on merit for the consumer, not because they 'bought in' a frequency. Does the FCC see the problem with locking consumers to specific carriers? The low cost phones are subsidized by high termination fees and long term contracts with high rates. Help us out here!
(+223 diggs, submitted by Hercules)