Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
Lets do the micro first. Conrad Burns and George Allen are gone. Burns and Allen both opposed network neutrality and generally supported deregulating telecom, cable and media companies. Burns in particular was a true friend to the large broadcasters. He opposed low-power FM, supported deregulating big media companies, and generally did his best to advance the agenda of the folks I oppose.
On the flip side, Allen and Burns did support white spaces. But even so, for folks who support media and telecom reform that limits rather then enhances corporate power, their departure makes life a heck of a lot easier.
Looking to the Committee Chairs and leadership Ã¢â¬â Inouye supported overturning the FCCÃ¢â¬â¢s dereg in 2003-04. Inouye has also supported net neutrality, opening up the broadcast Ã¢â¬Åwhite spacesÃ¢â¬Â to unlicensed use, and protecting local franchising. While I would not call Inouye or Reid enthusiastic champions for issues I care about the way Dorgan and Feingold have been, I do think they will support positive reform on both media and telecom. They are likely to allow legislation in favor of network neutrality, low power FM, and limiting further media consolidation proposed by other members. Whether they will make such legislation a priority remains to be seen.
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–ME “Liz” Strauss
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