Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Net Neutrality killer bill dies

`A daft bill by technology wizard Senator Ted Stevens, which would have meant telecom companies could charge sites for access for the use of their ‘pipes’, has died a death.

The US Congress ran out of time to discuss the bill in the current session and, when a new Democratic Congress comes back from its holidays, the bill is unlikely to get a sympathetic hearing.

The presentation of the bill did manage to amuse most of the technological community as Stevens presented the Internet as a series of tubes and pipes which would get blocked if the bill never went ahead.’

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