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Reps from Washington State Take Money to Oppose Net Neutrality

CWA’s Speed Matters campaign addresses what is called “Net Neutrality.”  CWA launched the Speed Matters campaign to make high-speed Internet available and affordable to all Americans as it is important to our nation’s education, health care, and economic development.

However, three members of our congressional delegation have decided that the money they get from the telecom industry… Verizon, ATT and Comcast (Xfinity)… means more to them than our ability to compete in the digitized world, and each has signed an industry letter, being circulated by Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas),   addressed to the chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski.  Phone and cable lobbyists are making the rounds on Capitol Hill, urging elected representatives to sign on to this letter to undermine the FCC’s authority to protect an open internet and foster universal access.

Doc Hastings, Rick Larsen and David Reichert do not care if Verizon, ATT and Comcast (Xfinity) practice internet throttling.  Throttling lets carriers slow or block internet traffic.

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