Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 11:28am
HILLARY CLINTON'S LOBBYIST DRIVEN TELECOM PLANS
[SOURCE: Huffington Post, AUTHOR: Matt Stoller]
[Commentary] I've written about Obama's transformative proposals on media and contrasted them to Hillary Clinton's 'Connect America' plan to expand broadband access, which is based on a private-public partnership model called Connect Kentucky. Well, it turns out that Connect Kentucky is basically a fraudulent front group funded by government grants set up by telecom interests to advance their legislative agenda and lie about Internet access. And what Clinton wants to do is spread it nationwide. I've been skeptical of both Connect Kentucky and Hillary Clinton's telecom plans for some time. Art Brodsky has shown that the reality is much worse than I had imagined. Hopefully Senator Clinton will get rid of the telecom lobbyist inspired dreck writing the plans in her shop. There's room for Clinton to maneuver away from Connect Kentucky, but her plan still doesn't contain a commitment that her FCC will uphold net neutrality provisions. Clinton's media and Internet proposals may allow the destruction of the Internet.
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