Thursday, April 06, 2006

Republicans defeat Net neutrality proposal | CNET

~~` I posted alot earlier about the big
Telcoms who are pushing to destroy Internet Network neutrality .
The battle is growing hottter. Much hotter
Net neutrality is at the core of what the internet is.
Freedom to visit any website , anywhere.
{ Unless you live in China. }
The greedy TelComs must be stopped.
~~~ TP


Republicans defeat Net neutrality proposal | CNET "A partisan divide pitting Republicans against Democrats on the question of Internet regulation appears to be deepening.

A Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday defeated a proposal that would have levied extensive regulations on broadband providers and forcibly prevented them from offering higher-speed video services to partners or affiliates.

By an 8-to-23 margin, the committee members rejected a Democratic-backed 'Net neutrality' amendment to a current piece of telecommunications legislation. The amendment had attracted support from companies including, eBay, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and their chief executives wrote a last-minute letter to the committee on Wednesday saying such a change to the legislation was 'critical.'"