Thursday, June 29, 2006

Net neutrality update

Following the "close but no cigar" pattern, yesterday net neutrality fell just one vote short in the Senate Commerce Committee. The vote was 11-11 with one Republican joining all of the Dems in supporting neutrality, but under Senate rules that still counts as a loss.

The good news is that Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon has signalled an intent to filibuster if the Stevens bill is not modified to include neutrality protections, and the bill's sponsor, Ted Stevens (R, Temper Tantrum) may not be able to defeat the filibuster.

Thank you, Senator Wyden, for understanding what is at stake here, and for doing something about it.

Read more @ Save the Internet.


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