:: The stimulus contains a law which recognizes and guarantees internet neutrality, an unexpected and not well known bonus. This is a huge win for all of us who use the internet and are not large companies. From HUFFPOST:
Buried in the massive stimulus law are some important new protections for the Internet. That's the good news. On the other hand, the possibility exists that a key part of the new law could be co-opted by the big telecom and cable companies. If they succeed, then the future of broadband deployment in the country, and particularly to rural areas, could be in jeopardy.
First, the good news, on what is in the law and what isn't. For the first time, Congress passed a law that recognizes the essential neutral nature of the Internet - that it is an open platform that shouldn't be controlled by companies that provide the on-ramps. It took a nifty bit of legislative drafting, particularly from the dedicated Senate staffers to get it done, but some times that's how things have to happen.
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