August "recess", telecom politicking, underway

Posted by Mitchell - August 20, 2006 (entry 478)

Congress is in recess for the rest of August, but there's plenty of politicking going on in preparation for the push of major telecommunications legislation in Congress as we approach the final months of 2006.

If you haven't already done so, we strongly encourage you to contact your Senators and encourage them to promote strong and enforceable network neutrality provisions. The increasing public involvement and awareness of this issue a big reason why we've won what we've won so far.

However, the case could be made (reasonably so I think) that the current telecommunications legislation is so larded with corporate favors that it'd be best to just let this bill die. Jeff Chester, in his excellent new blog makes this case as eloquently and effectively as anyone.

Also, there's this relatively recent interview about the topic on Chicago's radio station WLUW, on the show Under Surveillance with Kevin Fullom. It's now also added to the CMA podcast.

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