Monday, May 01, 2006

Judiciary Committee begins work on network neutrality

The House Judiciary Committee has opened a new front on the battle for network neutrality:

Two House Democrats are drafting a bill designed to impose antitrust penalties on broadband-access providers that attempt to demand fees from Web-content providers in exchange for priority treatment of their search, shopping and information-retrieval services. The legislation, still in draft form, is being developed by Reps. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), members of the Judiciary Committee.

And Russell Shaw, blogging at ZDnet, describes the cost of decimating network neutrality in human terms. Immerse yourself in the hot-tub of wisdom - and read the whole thing.

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