Senate Dems Voice Opposition to House Net Neutrality Repeal
Feb 25, 2011, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Four Senate Democrats this week staked out their opposition to
efforts in the House to overturn the net neutrality rules recently
enacted by the Federal Communications Commission.
"In a letter to the bipartisan Senate leadership, John Kerry
(Mass.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.) and Al Franken
(Minn.) warned that reversing the net neutrality order or
withholding funds for its enforcement would invite ISPs to play
favorites with traffic on their networks and slow down certain
services or applications.
"Last week, the Republican-controlled House approved an
amendment to the temporary budget bill that would prohibit the FCC
from using appropriated money to implement the rules."