US House Sells Out Net Neutrality

Well this stinks:

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.

Hope remains. Call your congress critters: http://senate.gov/

3 thoughts on “US House Sells Out Net Neutrality

  1. Steve P

    Hi I am still learning about this net neutrality issue. But can I ask a question are the same companies that want to charges prices, are they not the one who ran all the “pipe” so we can have highspeed internet access?
    And if they incurred costs should they not get paid?
    Is not our governments intervention causing more problems than it solves?
    Korea has more high speed internet access than us… because if one cannot make money why would one do it?
    However do we really want to become a government run country? Really think abou this.
    Listen I do not want to pay anymore and want things as access exactly like I have now

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  2. Jeremy

    Being a newbie, I also am confused over this issue. What gives with the anti-freedom, anti-capitalist mentality I’m picking up here? Is there some obscure language in the Bill of Rights suddenly discovered that guarantees equal access for all to someone else’s property?

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