Last updated: September 29, 2010 - 8:40am
Apparently, disagreements in the Open Internet Coalition (OIC) are preventing the organization from supporting network neutrality legislation that House Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) may introduce.
OIC hoped to support the bill as it was developed this month, but a lack of consensus was clear as the latest drafts arose. As of Sept 28, the coalition had decided that it is not supporting or working against the legislation. OIC provided input to Congressional staff as the legislation developed, along with consumer advocates, phone and cable companies. OIC includes Internet companies with a variety of interests, including Google, IAC, Amazon, Facebook, Skype and many others. It also includes consumer groups. Part of OIC's problem with the bill, sources said, is that draft versions impact the varied member companies in very different ways.
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