Senators Call for Hearing into ISP 'Network Management'

Susan Hall

Two senators on Friday called for a congressional hearing into reports that phone and cable companies are using "network management" techniques that unfairly stifle Internet use, according to an Associated Press story on Newsvine.com.

 

Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, have raised the concerns that companies including Comcast Corp., Verizon Wireless and AT&T use their "power to discriminate against content," specifically file-sharing.

 

They want the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to investigate whether the companies are operating on legitimate business policies or unfair and anticompetitive practices.

 

A story on net neutrality that interviews Dorgan on Crave on News.com leaves readers with the suggestion to vote with their feet if they don't like their Internet service provider, to which commenters ask "How can we, when it's the only game in town?"



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