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Matt Singer on March 15, 2006 - 4:54pm
California is leading the way in the fight against AOL's plan to create a two-tiered Internet. First it was the editorialists. Now it is legislators. California Senator Dean Florez has announced that he will hold public hearings to make clear the impact of AOL's proposal. Florez is also discussing amending existing "net neutrality" legislation to include email in the proposal. Opposition to AOL's plan is being led by Dear AOL, a coalition of 600 groups, including political organizations from all points on the spectrum. Equitable access to the internet is key to the notion of democratic media. Here's a tip of the hat to Sen. Dean Florez for taking the lead on this.