Printed from http://www.electronista.com

House speaker backs FCC reclassifying Internet access

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Wed June 2, 2010

Pelosi backs FCC Internet access reclassification

House speaker Nancy Palosi is backing the FCC's attempts to protect the Internet, expand broadband and promote net neutrality by speaking out on the issue. During a recent conference call, she made it clear she wouldn't back a proposed plan that would still cede Internet control to companies like AT&T or Comcast. She added that the mission of House Democrats is to bring universal broadband, with the bill passed three years ago. Funding is now required to bring it into reality, eliminating the disparity between urban and rural populations.

"I don't know how many options they have unless they choose to work with Republicans, but it's not going to be a Democratic initiative," Pelosi said during the call.

Pelosi maintained that her priorities included reclassification, net neutrality, and universal access.

This flies in contrast to a lobbyist-driven letter that aimed to give control of the Internet directly to telecom providers and which was advocated by 74 House Democrats and 37 Republicans.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. scottsha

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2010

    0

    comment title

    "advocated by 74 House Democrats and 37 Republicans", the same number of legislators that were lobbied directly by Comcast, Verizon, etc.!! Not a coincidence!

    Make you sick doesn't it?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News