FTC Chairman Skeptical Of Net Neutrality Bill

Law360, New York (August 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras voiced her opinion in the increasingly heated debate on net neutrality on Monday, questioning the usefulness of government regulation.

In a meeting with the Progress & Freedom Foundation, Majoras said that she had assembled an Internet Access Task Force to examine the issues raised by calls for network neutrality laws.

Currently, the network consumers use is “neutral,” as all data transmitted through it is treated equally. Therefore, an Internet company that makes millions of transactions a day makes them...
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