The Tribune finally chimes in on net neutrality.

Posted by Mitchell - June 27, 2006 (entry 466)

The Senate, in marking up the biggest media-related legislation in ten years, realized that it was trying to eat up a ten-course meal in about 15 minutes. Today, the Senate resumes chewing, and one of the biggest issues at play, the future of the internet, is on the menu.

Curiously, the Chicago Tribune decides NOW to publish an op-ed on the eve of this vote -- even though the Tribune sat on and ultimately rejected a much more reasoned op-ed, and even though its sister paper in Los Angeles has been opining in a different direction.

You can read one counterresponse to the Tribune's response here.

By the way, doesn't the Tribune company have other things to worry about?

UPDATE: Good amendments for better media ownership limits and LPFM were approved by the Senate Commerce Committee. But the network neutrality provision was barely defeated by a 11-11 tie.

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