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2010: The Year Networks Are Decreed Neutral?

Dec 31, 2009, 22:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"Long-frustrated network neutrality advocates headed into 2009 with high hopes. After all, there was a new administration headed by a man whose campaign promises included the assurance that he would "take a back seat to no one" on the issue, a decidedly Democratic Congress and a general warming to the idea that unfettered access to content and applications on the Internet was somehow essential to the new economy and the sacrosanct rights of the First Amendment.

"In many ways, they weren't disappointed.

"But the gears in Washington turn slowly, and, for all the talk and proposals, 2009 saw little material action on the Net neutrality front. Next year will be different."

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