I am certainly not an expert on the Internet, nor on the issue of Net Neutrality, but this Wall Street Journal article should give everyone reason for concern.
74 House Democrats have signed onto a letter that calls on the FCC to abandon efforts to regulate telecom companies and protect net neutrality. What’s worse, 10 of those Democrats represent districts in New York. Save the Internet has compiled a list of these Representatives, including the amount of money each has received in contributions from the telecom industry.
These are the New York Reps who have signed the letter:
|Rep. Tim Bishop||NY-01||D||n/a||(202) 225-3826|
|Rep. Gregory Meeks||NY-06||D||$66,000||(202) 225-3461|
|Rep. Joseph Crowley||NY-07||D||$55,000||(202) 225-3965|
|Rep. Ed Towns||NY-10||D||n/a||(202) 225-5936|
|Rep. Yvette Clarke||NY-11||D||$15,000||(202) 225-6231|
|Rep. Michael McMahon||NY-13||D||$27,000||(202) 225-3371|
|Rep. Scott Murphy||NY-20||D||$17,000||(202) 225-5614|
|Rep. Bill Owens||NY-23||D||$3,000||(202) 225-4611|
|Rep. Michael Arcuri||NY-24||D||$30,000||(202) 225-3665|
|Rep. Daniel Maffei||NY-25||D||$29,000||(202) 225-3701
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