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On Thursday--the same day that the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to require broadband providers to abide by strict Net neutrality principles--the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on whether to enact stiff Net neutrality regulations.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, asks a Verizon Communications lobbyist to explain why a two-tier network could benefit consumers.
"What do you do that's so great that you get paid?" Boxer asked.
Verizon lobbyist Tom Tauke replied that a heart patient who is released from the hospital might want a guaranteed Net-connection for remote monitoring and that new regulations will harm the launch of fiber links to the home.