Net neutrality fan Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who represents Silicon Valley, has launched a contest—announced on reddit and in a press release—to rebrand "network neutrality."
In a YouTube video, she says the term "network neutrality" is too ambiguous and is being "misused and abused in this debate." "Add in terms like interconnection, Title II and paid prioritization," she adds, and "the American people are left with a muddled understanding on what to support."
She says the ISPs are happy with that confusion. "To clear things up," she says, "I am hosting a contest on reddit inviting internet users to rebrand network neutrality," which she goes on to define as "the principal that all Internet traffic is created equal and should be treated as such."
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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