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Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid prioritization

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Feb 7, 2019 4:20 PM 2+ mon ago

Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid prioritization

Cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell today asked Congress for a net neutrality law that would ban blocking and throttling but allow Internet providers to charge for prioritization under certain circumstances.

Powell--a Republican who was FCC chairman from 2001 to 2005 and is now CEO of cable lobby group NCTA--spoke to lawmakers today at a Communications and Technology subcommittee hearing on net neutrality (see a transcript of Powell's prepared testimony).

Powell said there is "common ground around the basic tenets of net neutrality rules: There should be no blocking or throttling of lawful content. There should be no paid prioritization that creates fast lanes and slow lanes, absent public benefit. And, there should be transparency to consumers over network practices."

Despite Powell's claim of "common ground," his statement on paid prioritization illustrates a divide between the broadband industry and proponents of net ...

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