Schumer Comes Up Roses On Net Neutrality

This is very good news for all of us.

MyDD: I'm no fan of Chuck Schumer's political decision-making, as many of you know. As a legislator, though, he can be great sometimes. He did single-handedly keep the Bankrupcty Bill from passing for four years in the Senate. And now he's out on net neutrality...

"I believe that Internet access for consumers must be protected, and that's why I support net neutrality. As the Internet continues to grow and evolve, we must make sure that average consumers can still use the web to learn, shop, and communicate. The Internet has the power to enhance one of the most fundamental values of our democracy: freedom of speech. That's why I support the free flow of information on the Internet and enforceable network neutrality.

I will oppose the flawed and limiting provisions in Senator Stevens' bill, S. 2686, which would allow Internet providers to discriminate against the websites of their competitors--hurting the ability of consumers and everyday citizens to view the websites they want. If the Stevens bill is not changed to protect network neutrality, I will oppose it. Network neutrality has allowed the Internet to be an engine of economic innovation, democratic participation, and free speech. Eliminating it would be a serious mistake." on


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