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Senate Dems Voice Opposition to House Net Neutrality Repeal

Feb 25, 2011, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"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."

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