Friday, January 26, 2007

Freedom Works sends out email warning


Saying that the 110th Congress has re-introduced the Internet Freddom Preservation Act, a website called Freedom Works has sent out a email warning "Leftists Aim to Seize Control of Internet (Again)." Sponsors allegeldy include Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Barbara Boxer.

Here is the link that they provide.

Of course, this sort of adovacy by well-funded pressure groups contains a great deal of hyperbole. It doesn't exactly fit the idea of objective examination that I would want to see,

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.