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BFA Cites Call for Progressives To Drop Net Neutrality CRA Effort

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 4-23-18

Both sides of the political spectrum have signaled in recent weeks the gloves are off when it comes to issues like privacy, fake news and Russian election meddling, with companies like Facebook – most prominently – Google, Amazon and others facing the strongest regulatory pushback in their relatively short corporate lifespans.

BFA, the ISP-backed group, Monday (April 23) circulated an op-ed from the Austin American-Statesman that talked about the need for strong network neutrality legislation to prevent digital fast lanes, discriminating against minority views or “stifling fair competition online.”

Those are all things ISPs have said they are willing to back in legislation, as long as they apply to edge providers as well as ISPs.

Lena Carew, co-founder of the Justice Collective, wrote that progressives should stop trying to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to reinstate the FCC’s net neutrality rules, but instead work for a “comprehensive bipartisan net neutrality law” that protects everyone wherever they go, including the edge. » Read More

By | 2018-05-11T11:52:03+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Issue Watch|Comments Off on BFA Cites Call for Progressives To Drop Net Neutrality CRA Effort