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Obama Internet Remark Draws Reaction from AT&T

NOVEMBER 25, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

“AT&T doesn’t like the idea of new regulations mandating unfettered access to the Internet, and recent comments from the Obama administration that connected the issue to censorship in China have really gotten under its skin. The telecom giant responded forcefully this week to remarks by White House deputy chief technology officer Andrew McLaughlin, who said that free speech and network neutrality are ‘intrinsically linked.’ Net neutrality rules are being crafted by federal regulators that would restrict Internet service providers such as AT&T from blocking or prioritizing content on the Web.” (Washington Post, Wednesday)

Government hands off the Internet.

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“Net Neutrality or Government Brutality?” by Adam B. Summers

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SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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