Friday, June 9, 2006

Setback for Internet, Net Neutrality was rejected in House of Representatives

House Ignores Public, Sells out the Internet - June 9th, 2006 by tkarr

Last night’s House vote against an amendment that would make Net Neutrality enforceable is the result of swarming lobbyists and a multi-million-dollar media campaign by telephone companies that want Congress to hand them control of the Internet.

The fight now moves to the Senate, where there is stronger bi-partisan support for a bill — put forth by Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) — that would protect our Internet freedom from AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth.

Unfortunate and a large setback for Internet, that the House of Representatives rejected the Net Neutrality by a vote of 269-152 last night and literally sold out to the lobbyists. Now don't know what happens in the Senate. If it is not accepted in the Senate, that unfortunately that would mark the end of Freedom on internet and innovation.

I learnt from a publication from OECD, that in many countries Bit Caps is also enforced on subscribers. If Net Neutrality fails, that is a surething in US too very soon. Read my other posting on this Bit Caps - What to expect from Telecom Companies if Net Neutrality Fails.

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