Net neutrality further threatened

The proposal to safeguard net neutrality has been rejected by the House

of Representatives 269-152.  The proposed amendment to the

Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act (Cope Act)

added clauses to force service providers to treat all internet traffic

equally--preserving the very pillars which founded the internet--the

free and unbiased flow of information.



Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the internet as we know it, warned that

the internet looks to be entering a "dark period".  The act now moves to

the US Senate where the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

will vote late in June.



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