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NetCompetition press release on Markey Net Neutrality Bill -- wolf in sheeps clothing


For Immediate Release                                                                    

Contact:  Scott Cleland

February 13, 2008                                                                                              

202-828-7800  Markey Net Neutrality Bill is “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” 

WASHINGTONScott Cleland, chairman of, today released the following statement regarding Representative Ed Markey’s proposed net neutrality bill:


“Chairman Markey’s new net neutrality bill is really a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ because it seeks regulation of the Internet under the guise of ‘Internet freedom.’


“Today’s Internet is a direct result of bipartisan congressional policy ‘to preserve the vibrant and competitive free market that presently exists for the Internet…unfettered by Federal or State regulation…’ This free market policy unleashed an unprecedented wave of American innovation. Congress knows that the free market, not government red tape, is the real secret sauce behind American innovation leadership in the world.


“The Internet is the greatest deregulation success of all time. In contrast, net neutrality regulation proponents seek to enthrone government’s unproven technological judgment above and before the proven innovation judgment and success of the free market.” is an e-forum that debates the merits of net neutrality. It is funded by broadband telecom, cable and wireless companies that believe in free and open Internet competition, not Net regulation.  See