"A federal jury of eight women and four men from the District of
Columbia found that the 84-year-old Mr. Stevens, who has
represented Alaska in the Senate for more than 40 years, knowingly
failed to list on Senate disclosure forms the receipt of several
gifts and tens of thousands of dollars worth of remodeling work on
his home in Girdwood, Alaska."
Own Personal Internet":
"The Senate Commerce Committee deadlocked 11 to 11 on an amendment
inserting some very basic net neutrality provisions into a moving
telecommunications bill.† The provisions didn't prohibit an
ISP from handling VOIP faster than emails, but would have made it
illegal to handle its own VOIP packets faster than a
"Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) explained why he voted against
the amendment and gave an amazing primer on how the internet
""And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if
they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and
its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous
amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.""
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