Sunday, July 27, 2008

Net Neutrality Favored by All "Major" Senate Challengers

Open Left reports that all of the candidates challenging incumbents and having more than $500,000 on hand (hence, the handle "major") report that they favor net neutrality (initiative to keep a robust internet available to all rather than only making it available for a few who will pay more), even though some have accepted hefty campaign contributions from Big Telecom.

In a previous post, OL had reported that Tennessee challenger to Alexander's seat, Democrat Bob Tuke, is uncommitted on the issue of net neutrality, and he has received no money from Big Telecom as of July 16. What would it take Mr. Tuke to oppose the idea of a tiered public internet that gives the wealthy better service and limits the accessibility of everyone else based on what they can pay?

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