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I sent this message today to my representative in Congress, the Honorable John R. “Randy” Kuhl (R-NY). I want him to act to preserve Internet neutrality. (For more on the issue, try Free Press’ Web site.)

I expect you to act to restore the Markey Amendment to the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act. To fail to do so would suggest that you do not have an informed reading of public opinion on this issue.

Corporate control of the Internet will undercut national economic security. It will compromise individuals’ ability to communicate swiftly and easily. That would bode ill for the maintenance of democracy.

I know FEC filings show the telecommunications services and equipment industry has given $10,750 to your campaign as of March 13.

But please listen to your constituents rather than the industry that supports you heavily. To do otherwise would reveal that you do not have the interests of your District 29 residents in mind on this issue.

Track down your legislators. Go to opensecrets.org to find out how much money they are getting from telecoms. Add that to your letter. Perhaps that would catch their attention … for once.

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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

April 27, 2006 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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