Black People : Why Is The NAACP Siding With Verizon Over Net Neutrality?

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    The NAACP and several other major civil rights groups have emerged as flashpoints in the debate over
    net neutrality, the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.

    More than 40 civil rights groups are supporting broadband providers that oppose strict net neutrality
    rules. The civil rights groups say they're siding with the Internet giants because it's in the best interest
    of minority communities.

    Yet critics say many of those groups are against stronger net neutrality rules because they've received
    substantial funding from Internet providers. Many of the civil rights groups currently siding with the
    broadband giants also supported the controversial Comcast-NBC Universal merger, came out in
    favor of AT&T's failed takeover of T-Mobile in 2011, and supported broadband providers the last
    time the Federal Communications Commission ruled on net neutrality back in 2010.

    Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/31/net-neutrality-naacp-verizon_n_5630074.html
     
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