Does Ted Stevens know anything?

Posted by Mitchell - June 19, 2006 (entry 464)

The debate over the future of the internet has now moved to the U.S. Senate. The Senate Commerce Committee is supposed to take up the issue this week (scheduled for Thursday).

Fortunately, the debate has gained a lot more traction in the Senate than in the squishly punching bag called the U.S. House. Unfortunately, Senator Ted Stevens (R-AL) has heard the growing outcry and, probably to offset the growing awareness of the issue, offered a "compromise" -- no discrimination is allowed for surfing, just for content. Thanks a heap, dude. Reminds me of some other sham "compromises".

We strongly encourage you to contact their Senators today about this issue -- or, as Fire Dog Lake says, light 'em up, now! Fortunately, Barack Obama has come on board. Unfortunately, a lot of Senators haven't yet (including Dick Durbin), and campaign cash can be awfully tempting...

Oh, and related on the topic: Net Neutrality has its own anthem now.

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