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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blackburn: Net neutrality is "fairness doctrine for the Internet" - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

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Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke against net neutrality regulations today at an
event put on by the Safe Internet Alliance. Representing the songwriters,
singers, actors, producers and other entertainers in Memphis and Nashville, she
said the creative community does not want the federal government to interfere
with how they are able to get content to consumers via the Internet. ...."Net
neutrality, as I see it, is the fairness doctrine for the Internet," she said.
The creators "fully understand what the fairness doctrine would be when it
applies to TV or radio. What they do not want is the federal government policing
how they deploy their content over the Internet and they want the ISPs to manage
their networks and deploy the content however they have agreed on with ISP. They
do not want a czar of the Internet to determine when they can deploy their
creativity over the Internet. "They do not want a czar to determine what speeds
will be available....We are watching the FCC very closely as it relates to that
issue
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