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Vital U.S. House Vote Today on Net Neutrality

The U.S. House of Representatives is voting today on amendments to a new telecom law. One in particular, supported by Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Anna Eshoo of California among others, is vital in keeping the Net open to innovation from the edges.

If you want to prevent the big telecom companies from turning the Internet into their own walled gardens, please call your member of Congress and ask him/her to vote FOR the Markey amendment (scroll down to see it, number 7 in amendment summaries, on this page).

This is not a partisan issue; members on both sides of the aisle are supporting (and not supporting) the amendment.

You can find your representative’s phone number here.

3 Comments on “Vital U.S. House Vote Today on Net Neutrality”

  1. #1 Raphy
    on Jun 8th, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    Did you see this?

    First some weird ninja, then Moby, now this. Funny how both sides are using online videos to get their points about net neutrality across.

  2. #2 Jon Garfunkel
    on Jun 8th, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    I think the vote for the amendment was along partisan lines. But, no matter, this vote was largely for show. Few debates have been as manipulated as this.

  3. #3 Anna Haynes
    on Jun 12th, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    Roll call of the result is at