Democrats Give Net Neutrality A Boost

By CertifiedHosting 09/17/2009

Thursday, Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) added himself as a co-sponsor to the Net neutrality bill.

The Net neutrality bill was introduced by Rep. Ed Markey (D - Mass.) and Anna Eshoo (D - Calif.) on July 31st, 2009. The purpose of the bill is to establish overarching national broadband policy and ensures an open and consumer oriented Internet.

Cnet News writer Marguerite Reardon has been following this bill and provides the latest updates through her column, Signal Strength.

From Cnet News writer Marguerite Reardon:

The House Energy & Commerce Committee oversees the Federal Communications Commission. Waxman said during a hearing for the subcommittee Thursday that it was time to make sure rules were imposed to keep the Internet open.

"Industry will benefit from clarity, consistency, and predictability with regard to Net neutrality," Waxman said at the hearing. "I think that the time is right to formally establish, through legislation if required, the rules of the road with respect to Net neutrality."

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