How Community Groups Were Duped Into Joining an Anti-Net Neutrality Coalition

“…Not only is Broadband for America largely funded by a single contribution from the National Cable and Telecom Association (NCTA)—the trade group that represents Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable, and others—but a closer look at their member list reveals an almost random assortment of companies and community groups, many of which say they never intended to sign up for an anti-net neutrality coalition…

The participation of other Broadband for America members includes more improbable stalwarts of the broadband industry agenda like a tile and roofing company, a Virginia college scholarship program, a golf club in Salem, Oregon, and the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission.

It’s difficult to see Broadband for America as much more than an appendage of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobby seeking to manufacturer community support…”

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by | June 10, 2014 · 4:24 pm

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