The Communications Act of 1934, the federal act which birthed you, stated this:
"For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available,
so far as possible, to all the people of the United States a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire and radio communication, there is hereby created a commission to be known as the "Federal Communications Commission", which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided, and which shall execute and enforce the provisions of this Act."
Your current actions regarding a "Free and Open Web" do not reflect what is good for the public, our freedoms, and our rights. Your actions endanger the very nature of the internet, where
no voice can be silenced, through force or economic fetters. You are caving to corporations whose sole purpose is to enrich themselves. This is unacceptable and must be stopped. In this citizen's eyes, you do not represent what is good for the people and I implore you to think and consider what would happen to speech as it exists on the internet if you grant Comcast and Verizon their wishes. Move to regulate so that internet providers will be treated as common carriers, just like telecommunications carriers (who can charge differently for based on geography and other factors but not based upon who the caller is or what they're talking about), would go a long way to helping maintain an open internet and prevent content from being controlled based on whoever pays the most, or which cable company owns which content providers.
My comment to FCC on Net Neutrality
In case you aren't aware, net neutrality is a monumental issue that will affect the Internet in ways that harm consumers and content providers (Netflix, Google, etc.) Right now, you can leave a comment for the FCC (instructions via Gizmodo here). Here is my comment: