Net neutrality amendment defeated in committee


While not the end of the road for net neutrality, the latest vote isn’t a good sign. From the article: ‘The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday rejected a network neutrality amendment, handing cable and phone broadband access providers yet another victory over a coalition that has demanded the application of strict nondiscrimination standards against entities that control access to millions of Internet users. The panel voted 11 to 11 to defeat an amendment sponsored by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), who had backing from Google, Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon, Microsoft and other firms that deliver voice, video, and information services and applications.’ All 10 Democrats on the committee, as well as Republican co-sponsor Sen. Snowe, voted for the amendment. The other 11 Republicans voted against.

-via Slashdot

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One Response to Net neutrality amendment defeated in committee

  1. Richard says:

    Why indeed. I guess everybody has to make noise before politicians realize this is the right way to go and that people actually care about it.

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