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The Battle for Net Neutrality wages on

October 2, 2009

The Washington Post published an article where Senators, Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) want to propose a bill to help the FCC in their formation of rules for internet neutrality.

In an article from USA Today, former FCC Chairman, Kevin Martin endorses net neutrality rules. However, he isn’t sure if those rules should extend to wireless providers. He says that as FCC chairman, he tried to protect consumers and the content they tried to access, “but in a manner that didn’t unfairly penalize carriers.”

AT&T has also been in the news recently, according to the Huffington Post they are declaring that Google Voice does not follow the FCC’s net neutrality guidelines. In response, Google has stated that since they are not a traditional calling service those rules do not apply to them. Google also said that their service can only be used if the user has a real phone line so it isn’t a business competitor for AT&T or any other wireless services.

Does this make the people at AT&T snitches or are they correct in getting Google involved in this net neutrality mess? Will Google escape unscathed from the debate or will their be stricter restrictions put on them as well?

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