Photos: Senators on Net neutrality

Photos: Senators on Net neutrality

Summary: Senate Commerce Committee holds hearing on whether or not to enact stiff "Net neutrality" regulations targeting broadband providers.

TOPICS: Broadband

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  • Sen. Boxer

    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.

  • Sen. Dorgan

    "Consumers ought to be able to get any content they wish over the Internet without asking permission from anybody," said Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, during the Senate hearing on Thursday as Boxer looks on.

Topic: Broadband

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