Friday, March 03, 2006

Keeping Access Open

NYTimes, March 2, 2006
"Senate Bill to Address Fears of Blocked Access to Net"

Senator Ron Wyden introduced new legislation on Friday that would prohibit Internet network operators from charging companies for faster delivery of content to some consumers or favoring one content provider over another.

The bill addresses growing concern over the possibility that Bell phone carries or cable operators could create tiers of service for delivering content - think about this along the same lines that the U.S. Postal service charges differently for various levels of delivering mail.

The "Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006" seeks to keep the playing field level for all participants, to keep the community open, accessible, and free from discrimination. Applause for Senator Wyden.

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