Net Neutrality Act proposed in Congress

Full story at http://alternet.org/blogs/peek/35728. Finally, net neutrality has a proponent who can do something to keep the internet the way we like it.

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) threw down the gauntlet just moments ago, introducing the Network Neutrality Act of 2006 [full text HERE], which “[offers a] choice between favoring the broadband designs of a small handful of very large companies, and safeguarding the dreams of thousands of inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. This legislation is designed to save the Internet and thwart those who seek to fundamentally and detrimentally alter the Internet as we know it.

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One Response to Net Neutrality Act proposed in Congress

  1. Christina says:

    Wow… It is amazing how big-business can have an such a stronghold and influence. This net neutrality is certainly needed if the digital world is to stay and grow the way it should. The origins of the web were not for consumerism at all. Rather, the web was developed as a way to store and communicate information in a peer-to-peer network that is both readable and writable for all users (check out Biz Stone’s book). Blogs are the perfect example of this. Blogs are also an example of an online medium that could be negatively without this act. The American majority of online users would certainly be for this act, it is just a matter of getting the information out their to the larger audience. Kudos for doing this.

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