h2> Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
Net Neutrality advocates got something today they haven’t been used to: a victory in Congress. The Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act, sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. John Conyers, won the majority approval of the House Judiciary Committee, passing by a vote of 20-13.
“Today’s vote would have been unthinkable three weeks ago,” said Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, the nonpartisan media reform group that coordinates the SavetheInternet.com Coalition.
One of my many arguments against net neutrality legislation is that it involves the federal government in an issue with which it wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t involved previous. We do not currently have neutrality legislation, and the variety and size of the Internet are growing apace. We are doing very well.
I am not against neutrality as an outcome, if that is what the consumer demands. Sounds fine to me, I might even demand it too.
Specifically, the bipartisan bill amends the Clayton Act to require network providers to run on a nondiscriminatory basis, making it a violation for a provider to refuse to interconnect with other broadband providers and block or interfere with another’s services or content, among other things.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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