by Mike Masnick
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 8:07pm
Well, this was inevitable, but a group of Representatives have introduced a new net neutrality bill, called the Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014, which attempts to bring back the FCC's rules that an appeals court struck down. The bill is more PR than anything else. For whatever reason (actually no good reason at all), net neutrality has become a purely partisan issue in Congress (Democrats for, Republicans against) and based on the fact that this bill only has Democrat sponsors, it means, first off, that it's only going to rekindle the same old fight without solving anything and go nowhere. But, more importantly, it's still the same old situation trying to kludge together a temporary solution for the real problem, which is the lack of a competitive market.
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