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New Congress wastes no time on net neutrality

Information Week
January 11th, 2007

Information Week reports that the 110th Congress has wasted no time in announcing the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2007, which drew praise from groups that lobbied for net neutrality in 2006. The introduction of this act comes less than two weeks after AT&T agreed to network neutrality commitments in its merger with BellSouth. This bill would ensure that network providers do not prioritize internet content, applications, or services over others. Some internet service providers have proposed charging a fee to give priority of some content from sources who pay the fee, which would allow the companies funding for improvements in the network. However, others argue that this would create unfair disadvantages to individual bloggers and small businesses and websites…

New Congress wastes no time on net neutrality

Information Week
January 11th, 2007

Information Week reports that the 110th Congress has wasted no time in announcing the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2007, which drew praise from groups that lobbied for net neutrality in 2006. The introduction of this act comes less than two weeks after AT&T agreed to network neutrality commitments in its merger with BellSouth. This bill would ensure that network providers do not prioritize internet content, applications, or services over others. Some internet service providers have proposed charging a fee to give priority of some content from sources who pay the fee, which would allow the companies funding for improvements in the network. However, others argue that this would create unfair disadvantages to individual bloggers and small businesses and websites…

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