Monday, May 7, 2007

Net Neutrality Mutiny

When AT&T, Verizon, and others decided to fight Net Neutrality regulation, I don't think they planned for this:

[Clinton] was the top recipient of funds from employees of AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner through the first quarter of 2007. John McCain, who holds a senior position on the Senate committee that oversees the telecom industry, lagged far behind. Overall, employees of the nation’s telecommunications and cable television companies contributed $119,250 to Clinton’s campaign. [...] Clinton and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois are co-sponsors of a bill that would require large Internet providers to treat all traffic equally. The ”network neutrality” bill is anathema to AT&T and Verizon, who see it as unnecessary government regulation of their networks.

1 comment:

  1. Hah. They make the money, return a portion of it to their employees, who then turn a portion of it over to the legislators who will fight the company's own political agenda. Makes no sense. Why don't they just either stop fighting neutrality or (snark) stop paying their employees?