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[ NNSquad ] Push to deregulate VoIP phone service has ties to right-wing politics

Push to deregulate VoIP phone service has ties to right-wing politics

http://j.mp/LQuVET  (Huffingon)

  "But the truth is, there is almost no regulation of Internet phone
   service (VOIP) being imposed. This is a preemptive strike to prevent
   future actions on behalf of California consumers, and state-by-state,
   consumers across the country.  The telecom industry is trying to
   dictate the terms of their own future regulation as the industry
   shifts to VOIP networks and make themselves exempt from requirements
   for telephone service to be affordable, available to everyone, safe,
   and reliable in an emergency.  This is not just a California issue.
   Senator Padilla's bill has origins in a model bill by ALEC, The
   right-wing American Legislative Council, where is it is called The
   Regulatory Modernization Act."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
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