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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 08:43 PM
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New Congress Likely To Support Net Neutrality
Edited on Fri Nov-17-06 08:45 PM by OhioChick
Congressional Democrats are backing net neutrality legislation.

By K.C. Jones
InformationWeek

Nov 17, 2006 08:37 PM

Internet neutrality proponents believe that the recent change in Congress is likely to boost their efforts to push legislation that would prohibit tiered access to the Internet.

SaveTheInternet lobbied to stop telecommunications and cable companies from setting higher prices for improved speed and access to some customers. The group said election results have catapulted their efforts forward.

"The outlook for better, more public-spirited Internet legislation is now quite good," the group said through a prepared statement.

In fact, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who proposed legislation supporting their cause, is set to lead telecommunications policy for the House majority in 2007. So is U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat, who said he would propose a telecommunications reform bill with public interest and net neutrality in mind.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?a...
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 08:45 PM
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1. The Tubes are safe!
:evilgrin:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 02:30 PM
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20. Long live the tubes!
:)
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 08:51 PM
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2. k&r
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 09:00 PM
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3. Good. Sen. Kerry has the corresponding committee in the Senate
and is a firm supporter of Net Neutrality. This is good news.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 09:21 PM
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4. YES ... we get to keep the Internets!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 10:46 PM
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9. I love each and every Internet.
:bounce:
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ACES Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 05:42 PM
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27. BROADBAND WIDTH
We need more band width, too. :beer:
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nickyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 09:49 PM
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5. God, it's just one great piece of news after the other. Such a profound and
agonizing weight has been lifted off our shoulders. 11/7/06 - my favorite day of all time.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 09:52 PM
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6. They should make it an Amendment to the Constitution that
no one can ever take our tubes away from us. The Intenets are the only true democracy!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 10:31 AM
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18. Kerry's heading the Senate Committee and he's a firm believer in MORE ACCESS
to citizens not less, with restrictions only for serious matters like child porn.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 10:04 PM
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7. K & Freakin R! I'm lovin this. (n/t)
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 10:24 PM
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8. It's not too late? THANK GOD!
Edited on Fri Nov-17-06 10:26 PM by Canuckistanian
I was beginning to wonder if this was going to be rammed through in one of those unbelievably sneaky "midnight votes".

CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE!! And especially Reps Markey and Dingell!

:toast:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 10:49 PM
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10. Just reading the legislative initiatives that our Dem--
--representatives have put out in the past week makes me want to sob in relief. And I have a feeling they're just getting started--they aren't even in power yet!
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dubykc Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:10 PM
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11. YES!!!
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 11:52 PM
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12. Dear Newly Elected Democrats:
I hope this is true. It would be very wise of you to support net neutrality.

Speaking only as an individual, I am telling you that if I hadn't had the net these past few years, I wouldn't have known of many of the incredible rip-offs, crimes, boondoggles, and other Abramoff-esque antics of the repukes. I certainly wouldn't have learned of them from cable news, nor from our pathetic local newspaper.

You, unlike the repukes, seem not to be afraid of an informed public. The free net is the best news ever for those of us who want to hear something besides the ol' Mighty Wurlitzer blasting in our ears.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 01:50 AM
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13. This is good news...BUT...
* & Co has 2 more years...we still need to watch em like hawks!
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 08:31 PM
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33. I'm not so sure about "& Co,"
Come to think of it, I'm not even so sure about *.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 04:26 AM
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14. K&R.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 09:58 AM
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15. Make it so! K & R nt
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 10:04 AM
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16. Yes! Keep the good news coming
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annrey Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 10:08 AM
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17. Anti-net neutrality ads
Who is responsible for the tv ads that tell the viewer that "Net Neutrality" will make them pay more for internet use?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 02:46 PM
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21. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association
If anyone wants to see their ridiculous anti-Internet "Mumbo Jumbo" ad on-line, here it is:

http://www.ncta.com/ContentView.aspx?ContentID=3526
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 04:20 PM
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23. Wow! That ad was ridiculous.
They try to brainwash the viewer into believing Net Neutrality is a scam to make you pay more without explaining how. It's sad if anyone falls for that crap.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 01:35 PM
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19. \/\/00+!
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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 02:51 PM
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22. K&R
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 04:39 PM
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24. Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award
I should HOPE that the Dem Congress will support Net Neutrality--the 'net played a major role in putting them in office! Talk about cutting your own throats!

:headbang:
rocknation
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Irreverend IX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 05:25 PM
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25. Sounds great.
I was of the impression that net neutrality had already been struck down in Congress. Guess I wasn't paying close enough attention.
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IntiRaymi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 05:26 PM
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26. LONG LIVE THE INTERTUBES!
Down with Ted Stevens (R, AK)!!!
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 06:09 PM
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28. One of the many "little" things that can help us relax a little about the direction of the country.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 07:20 PM
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29. Whoo Hoo! Keep your hands off the internets!
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-18-06 08:22 PM
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30. I Bet The Communications Conglomerates....
Are having a hissy fit over this. This is excellent news.
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kerstin Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 01:52 AM
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31. They just keep comin'!
Edited on Sun Nov-19-06 01:54 AM by kerstin
Take this, next person who says there's no difference between Dems and Repubs! :spank:
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 07:37 PM
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32. Sure as hell hope they keep their fascist little hands off the internets
But they'll keep attacking. They know it's all we have.
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