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Re: Screwed Again: House Rejects Net Neutrality

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Fri Jun 09 02:07:28 2006

On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Fergie wrote:
> Sorry to interrupt the ever-so-interesting discussions on the
> list, but this is actually important.
> Sorry for the editorial comment -- now for the facts.

The current bill is mostly about Cable TV licensing, with some other
stuff like VOIP 9-1-1 thrown in, and doesn't change the rules for the

  House Votes to Ease Cable TV Licensing for Phone Companies

  By Arshad Mohammed
  Washington Post Staff Writer
  Friday, June 9, 2006; Page D02

  The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill making it easier
  for phone companies to offer video programming, bringing consumers a
  step closer to having more choices for their cable TV service.


In any case, for those who remember ABC Saturday morning Schoolhouse
Rock, there are a few more steps involving the Senate, Conference
committees and the President before a bill becomes law.  Expect the
lobbying to continue on all sides through the current election season.
Whatever you think the country's laws should be, you still have time to
make your views known to your representative.