Monday, June 12, 2006

Sen. Durbin Neutral on Internet Neutrality

Joshua Micah Marshall of Talking Points Memo reports that Sen. Durbin is "in the Finger in the Wind (FIW) category on Net Neutrality," i.e. he either refuses to say where he stands or is "studying the issue."

You can tell Sen. Durbin you want him to support Internet Neutrality and keep companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you via the internet here

And he can also be reached at the following 20th Century addresses and numbers:
Washington, DC
332 Dirksen Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152
(202) 228-0400 - fax

(312) 353-4952
(312) 353-0150 - fax

(217 ) 492-4062
(217) 492-4382 - fax

(618) 998-8812
(618) 997-0176 - fax
TPM reports that Sen. Obama is in favor of Net Neutrality.

UPDATE: Sen. Obama addressed Net Neutrality in his podcast.
It is because the Internet is a neutral platform that I can put out this podcast and transmit it over the Internet without having to go through any corporate media middleman. I can say what I want without censorship or without having to pay a special charge.

But the big telephone and cable companies want to change the Internet as we know it. They say that they want to create high speed lanes on the Internet and strike exclusive contractual agreements with Internet content providers for access to those high speed lanes.

Everyone who cannot pony up the cash will be relegated to the slow lanes.
Thanks Annonymous

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His latest podcast took up the subject.


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