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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2006, 11:13 am

Net Neutrality in the New Congress

By Brian Zick

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Matt Stoller at MyDD notes that John Dingell - who has been a supporter of Net Neutrality - has hired Gregg Rothschild to be his Committee Chief of Staff for the Energy and Commerce Committee. Stoller says:
Rothschild is great on energy, he's great on prescription drugs, and media, and other issues the committee handles. He's also a former Verizon lobbyist and in that role he was a vicious opponent of net neutrality. That could mean that Dingell is no longer serious on net neutrality, and that he's going to accommodate himself to the telecom lobby. Or it could ideally mean that Dingell has hired the perfect ambassador to the telecom industry, the one would can [sic] explain to Verizon and AT&T that they must accept an open and neutral network, and in return for this the public will put in the funds to build a really massive and effective broadband infrastructure.
Dingell's contact info:
2328 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-2215
Phone: (202) 225-4071
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