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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Congress passes broadband stimulus plan

While I was enjoying an Internet-free long weekend, Congress finally passed the stimulus, with much jiggery-pokery in the House Committee on Rules that reconciles Senate and House versions of Bills. Of course rabid anti-NN Bell lobbyists insist that this horse-trading sets great precedents for the future of net neutrality - though it actually mandates non-discrimination for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program so that's rewriting facts, or being 'economical with the actualite - and the appalling Hollywood stooge Dianne Feinstein tried all sorts of shenanigans that failed. Probably not if 2006 legislative history is the judge...

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