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Party doesn't govern lawmakers' stance on net neutrality -- money does
Party doesn't govern lawmakers' stance on net neutrality -- money does

It's tempting to think of the network neutrality battle as one fought in Washington along party lines -- after all, that's true of almost everything in the capital. But recent research by the campaign finance analysts at MapLight show that the reality is rather more complicated. And for advocates of the open Internet, it's discouraging. It turns out that the views of members of Congress on net neutrality may be dependent less on party alignments than on money. Specifically, contributions from the cable industry. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers such as cable and phone companies shouldn't be able to block, slow or favor some...

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