Net Neutrality Amendment Fails

A Senate panel rejects legislation that would have stopped broadband ISPs from offering preferential treatment to certain companies and content. Wired Reports The amendment, offered by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), would have prevented broadband providers from giving priority to any individual company’s content or services.

The panel tied 11-11 in its vote on the amendment, and chairman Ted Stevens said it failed.