Catholic Bishop: Net Neutrality a 'Critical Medium for Religious Speech' (AZ Daily Star) Thu May 25, 2006 at 11:09:36
Kicanas joins push to keep Net free
Roman Catholic Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, writing as chairman of the communications committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asked the U.S. House of Representatives to include "net neutrality requirements" in the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act, recently passed by a House subcommittee.
"Unless there are in place protections against Internet access providers' control over content, noncommercial religious speech on the Internet is threatened," Kicanas wrote. "The Internet is open to any speaker, commercial or non-commercial, whether or not the speech is connected financially to the company providing Internet access, whether it is popular or prophetic," he added. "Those characteristics make the Internet critical to noncommercial religious speakers."
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