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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 02:58 PM
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Net Neutrality gains a victory today
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/House_Judiciary_Commi...

bipartisan bill brought to the House Judiciary Committee that sought to derail a proposed 'two-tier' Internet plan in which telecommunications companies would charge Internet sites fees to ensure their site was delivered faster than other sites passed the House Judiciary Committee today by a 20-13 vote, RAW STORY has learned.

The roll call vote for the House Judiciary Committee is available at MyDD.com.

"This is an amazing turnaround, from a bipartisan stance against net neutrality, to a bipartisan stance for net neutrality," Matt Stoller, who led part of the blogger coalition against the telecommunications plan. "The battle isn't over, but enjoy this victory.

Legislation to block the telecom plan is also expected in the Senate from Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND). The roll call vote follows.


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Who do we appreciate?

Bloggers! Bloggers!

Goooooooo Bloggers!

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cenacle Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 03:02 PM
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1. that is wonderful!
go bloggers! :applause: what happens next in the process?
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Last Stand Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 03:11 PM
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2. this is good.
I worry about our last bastion of semi-free speech to be squeezed by corporate politics.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 03:21 PM
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3. article here
WASHINGTON--A bill that seeks to prevent broadband providers from offering an exclusive high-speed lane for video and other services has taken a step closer to becoming law.

By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require broadband providers to abide by strict Net neutrality principles, meaning that their networks must be operated in a "nondiscriminatory" manner.

All 14 Democrats on the committee--joined by 6 Republicans--supported the measure, while 13 Republicans opposed it.

more at link

http://news.com.com/House+panel+votes+for+Net+neutralit...
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 07:38 PM
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4. Thanks.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 07:41 PM
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5. k/r
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