Comcast

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Tried to Get Net Neutrality, Comcast said No, No, No.

Net Neutrality is a legislative proposal to keep the internet open and free from corporate greed. Opposition for net neutrality comes from fiscally conservative think tanks (Americans for Tax Reform and The Cato Institute) which suggest net neutrality may violate first amendment rights. The argument is that the First Amendment prohibits government from forcing owners of communication infrastructure to transmit information against their will. Large hardware companies, cable and other telecommunication companies (Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner,AT&T) are also opposed to net neutrality. Between 2006 and 2008 these mega corporations- along with Koch led Americans For Prosperity- lobbied $218 million to Representatives and gave $23.7 million in campaign contributions to oppose net neutrality.

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