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biopowertoday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-09 01:16 PM
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3. this part about net neutrality is very troubling also:...........


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/senate-looks-t... /


............The changes to the broadband part of the Senate stimulus bill were spearheaded by Senator Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia Democrat who is the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Mr. Rockefeller has long advocated for expanded broadband service to rural areas. Verizon is the dominant phone company in his state.

The Senate proposal also would not ban Verizon, or any other company benefiting from the credit, from discriminating against certain uses of their Internet service, a principle often called network neutrality. Recipients of those grants would be required to follow network neutrality principles outlined by the Federal Communications Commission.

Barak Obama campaigned for president on a pledge to enforce network neutrality, but telecommunications companies object to the idea as unneeded restrictions on their business., and would impose a potentially less stringent test that the recipients meet non-discrimination rules created by the commission. Those tax credits dont impose any requires on network neutrality or non-discrimination.
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