Net Neutrality update

Tonight the House voted on the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act of 2006. This Act would create franchises of regions which were previously monopolised by cable companies. The bill would allow telecoms companies to much more easily sell cable programming to customers over their IP networks, for consumers to watch on their computers.

Attached to this was the amendment for network-neutrality that I spoke of in my last post. Unfortuantely while the Act was passed, but the network-neutrality amendment was defeated 269-152.

At the moment the next move is unclear to me, but I will find out in the morning and give an update. Please continue to get in touch with your representatives from , under the “Act Now” link.

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