Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dorgan and Snowe reintroduce Network Neutrality Bill

Sen. Bryron Dorgan (D-ND) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) have reintroduced a bill calling for Network Neutrality into the Senate. Last year a similar bill died in the Senate Commerce Comittee, Deadlocked 11-11. The bills were S. 2686 and S. 2917. Other supporters include Hilary Clinton (D-NY) and Barack Obama (D-IL). The summary story appears on P 12 of the DC Examiner, Wed Jan. 10, 2007.

AT&T voluntarily agreed to some network neutrality expectations in seeking regulatory approval of a takeover of BellSouth.

Here is a discussion of the 2006 bill on C/net news "Senator wants to ban "fast lane" on web", by Anne Broache and Declan McCullagh. Another good link "Svgx" tracks last year's progress.

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