Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stevens: Senate Telecom Bill Still Short of Votes

Jeremey Pelofsky writes for Reuters:

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Thursday he was still unable to muster enough votes for his telecommunications bill, which could die if Republicans lose power in the November elections.

The bill would make it easier for telephone companies like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications to get licenses to offer television service to compete with cable companies. It also would address a myriad of other issues but consumer groups oppose it because it does not guarantee "Net neutrality."

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