TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: NYS Attorney General Spitzer on "Net Neutrality"

NYS Attorney General Spitzer on "Net Neutrality"

Danny Burstein (
Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:21:56 -0400

( quoting his press release )


Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today released the attached
correspondence to United States Senators Ted Stevens and Daniel
Inouye, Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the Senate
Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, urging passage of
legislation to preserve neutral and nondiscriminatory access to the

In particular, Spitzer voiced concern that consolidation in the
telecommunications industry poses a threat to the open and ready use
of the Internet by consumers and content providers alike. He urged
that legislation be passed which would require Internet backbone
operators and service providers not to discriminate with respect to
content flowing over the Internet as to quality of service, speed,
access or bandwidth, and that they not prioritize or otherwise favor
content based on the user's ability to pay or affiliation with the

The Attorney General also urged that any legislation continue to
enable Internet service providers to protect consumers from unwanted
or harmful content.

The Attorney General stated that the principles embodied in S. 2917
should be included in any legislation that emerges. The Senate
Commerce Committee is resuming debate tomorrow.

Spitzer's letter is [ available via the original url, below ].
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
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