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Net Neutrality Wins More Senators
The Net Neutrality movement is gaining support among U.S. senators. At the close of the August recess, the SaveTheInternet.com coalition added four previously uncommitted legislators to the cause.
According to the website, that brings the tally to 26 senators in favor of the Snowe-Dorgan amendment to Senator Ted Stevens’ sweeping telecom bill. There is ground left to make up, though, with half the Senate still uncertain.
The split is almost entirely according to party lines. All 14 of the senators who’ve made a stance against Net Neutrality are Republican. Of the 26 senators in favor, 24 are Democrat. Fifty-six are still uncommitted, and four straddle the fence.
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“Powerful telephone company lobbyists will tell you one of two things – both of which, of course, are false,” said [David] Petit [of the Public Interest Research Group.] “First, they will tell you that the Stevens bill already preserves Net Neutrality. This is completely not true. Second, they might say Ã¢â¬Ëdon’t regulate the Internet. Let the market decide.’ … All we want to do is reinstate the Net Neutrality principles that guarantee that the Internet treats everyone fairly.”
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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