Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Maine Passes Net Neutrality Resolve

Maine became the first state to pass a resolution to "protect full, fair and non-discriminatory access to the internet."

LD1675 will help ensure that:

".... that Internet providers should not be allowed to discriminate by speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination,” said Tony Vigue of the Community Television Association of Maine.

This is especially important to Maine because it helps small businesses compete on-line with larger companies.
“With a free and open internet young people are able to start businesses that compete in the global marketplace from their homes in Maine,” said Brian Hiatt, Maine Director of Communications and Online Organizing for The League of Young Voters. “Net Neutrality levels the playing field for Mainers.”

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