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Phillip Dampier April 15, 2010 Net Neutrality, Public Policy & Gov't, Video 3 Comments
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At the Senate Commerce hearing on April 14, Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) told FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that the agencies authority to protect an open Internet and connect more people to broadband is at risk because of the Comcast case.  Rockefeller pledged to support the chairman in reestablishing the agency’s authority to stop the Internet from falling under the control of companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.  (3 minutes)

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  1. Rob says:

    I would like to see the FCC given the power it needs to fight big cable and broad band providers. I wonder if it will ever happen?

    Most politicians are loyal to the money. Time Warner, AT&T, Comcast and others will buy every vote they need to stop it. Isn’t America great? :(

  2. Duffin says:

    I have to hope that most congressmen will soon realize that net neutrality affects THEIR access as well. You can have all the money in the world, but if the ISPs get to control their own internet, there isn’t much you can do if they want to slow down Hulu because it competes with their own online cable offering.







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