Who Was Behind Net Neutrality?

Helen Whalen Cohen

6/5/2011 9:21:00 AM - Helen Whalen Cohen

A FOIA request by the advocacy group Judicial Watch show that there may have been more behind net neutrality than we were first led to believe. The organization announced on Thursday that it uncovered documents showing that the FCC worked with a left-leaning organization who campaigned to regulate the internet. The group, ironically called Free Press, calls internet access a 'civil right', and calls for taxpayer funding to provide internet access to 'underserved' populations. Free Press was founded by the editor of the Monthly Review ('an independent Marxist journal) and a writer for The Nation, and receives funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute.

Among other tidbits uncovered by Judicial Watch

 

In April 2010, a federal appeals court ruled that net neutrality exceeds the FCC's regulatory power. The FCC voted to regulate the internet in December 2010.