Thursday, February 26, 2009

Duopoly Don't Want Net Neutrality

And in a surprise move carriers don't want any Net Neutrality stipulations on their broadband stimulus funds. Who would have thought? The surprise is that Content companies and Nashville's music industry (and Congresswoman) don't want to support NN guidelines.

Congress may have made its preferences for Net neutrality policies clear in the open access requirements included in the broadband provisions of the stimulus package, but the details of those requirements have yet to be drawn up. .... The stimulus bill President Obama signed this month includes $7.2 billion to promote broadband access, including $4.7 billion that will be distributed through the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Those particular funds come attached to a requirement that recipients must adhere to "open access" principles.

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