U.S. Bill Backs off Neutrality Protections

28 Mar ’06

CNet reports on the just-released text of anticipated U.S telecom legislation. Instead of providing neutrality assurances it has given the FCC rule-making authority. Punt. Competing sound-bytes: “This bill will produce an explosion of opportunity for American workers, and American consumers will get an array of video services that were unimagined just a few years ago”; “This legislation begins the construction of a multilayered, toll-strewn information superhighway that is out of sync with what has made the Internet work: access for all”.

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