Trump’s Pick To Be the Next Attorney General Has Opposed Net Neutrality Rules For Years

William P. Barr, President Trump’s pick to become the nation’s next Attorney General, is a former chief lawyer for Verizon who has opposed net neutrality rules for more than a decade.

Barr’s appointment would be welcome news for at least three major internet service providers and a trade organization—including Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association—that have spent more than $600 million lobbying on Capitol Hill since 2008, according to a MapLight analysis.

Details may be found in an article by Frank Bass in the FastCompany web site at: http://bit.ly/2QiPhnb.

Barr also claimed some time ago that 81 percent of the nation’s roughly 40,000 zip codes have three or more choices of broadband providers. A PC Magazine study last year published at http://bit.ly/2Ea35cJ found that claim to be untrue.

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