Obama hails FCC on net neutrality vote

WASHINGTON Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:41pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday a vote by U.S. communications regulators to prevent Internet providers from blocking lawful content will help present the free and open nature of the Internet.

"As technology and the market continue to evolve at a rapid pace, my administration will remain vigilant and see to it that innovation is allowed to flourish, that consumers are protected from abuse, and that the democratic spirit of the Internet remains intact," he said in a statement.

(Reporting by Alister Bull and Steve Holland)

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jefflz wrote:
Thanks President Obama for another sell-out by your administration. You are now fully engaged in complete double-talk. This is not net neutrality and you know it. This is a complete cave-in- your specialty – to the ATT’s, Verizons, Comcasts and Googles of this world. Along with the tax-cut fiasco you really are racking up quite a record as a Republican. What about a few considerations for the people who fought hard to elect you.

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