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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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  -Verizon Could Get $1.6 Billion in Senate Stimulus Plan FreeStateDemocrat  Jan-30-09 01:08 PM   #0 
  - Verizon is almost completely union  Renew Deal   Jan-30-09 01:10 PM   #1 
  - The union will demand they hire more people?  Baby Snooks   Jan-30-09 01:30 PM   #4 
  - Exactly and while party members blindly follow the leaders. We are entering the fascist state.  terisan   Jan-30-09 01:14 PM   #2 
  - I read and re-read this but I missed facism part.............  bowens43   Jan-30-09 02:39 PM   #9 
     - Sorry I meant fascist in the meaning of Mussolini's term for fascism: Corporatism  terisan   Jan-30-09 04:32 PM   #12 
  - this part about net neutrality is very troubling also:...........  biopowertoday   Jan-30-09 01:16 PM   #3 
  - That is BAD NEWS.  FarceOfNature   Jan-30-09 01:41 PM   #5 
  - I don't know if this is the same thing...but Verizon used all Mexican  Gin   Jan-30-09 01:52 PM   #6 
     - The bill does not call for new jobs as part of the grants. !!!  biopowertoday   Jan-30-09 02:58 PM   #10 
  - The Author Seems to be Implying That  On the Road   Jan-30-09 11:29 PM   #16 
  - $1.6 billion corporate welfare with our tax dollars, so Verizon can upgrade & charge the poor  LaPera   Jan-30-09 02:24 PM   #7 
  - Cool, maybe I can get fiber to the house.  paparush   Jan-30-09 02:31 PM   #8 
  - me too....  Born Free   Jan-30-09 06:32 PM   #15 
  - Didn't Verizon spend a staggering amount buying up the rights  Brucie Kibbutz   Jan-30-09 03:25 PM   #11 
  - I'm pissed that they had to buy Alltel  CRF450   Jan-30-09 05:32 PM   #13 
  - This part of the bill is probably a good thing  groundloop   Jan-30-09 06:17 PM   #14 
  - Bringing broadband to unserved areas is a good thing.  kevsand   Jan-31-09 10:51 AM   #17 
  - Verizon should be broken up.  dkofos   Jan-31-09 10:54 AM   #18 
  - A monopoly for the increasing gap ....between the rich and the hyper rich grows  ohio2007   Jan-31-09 10:58 AM   #19 
  - Bail out Verizon? I give up.  No Elephants   Jan-31-09 11:46 AM   #20 
  - Deleted  trashcanistanista   Jan-31-09 01:34 PM   #21 
 

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