Net-neutrality opponent Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is the top recipient of campaign contributions from large internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast over the past two years, InfoWorld reports. McCain has taken in a total of $894,379, according to a new report from the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics—more than twice the amount taken by the next-largest beneficiary, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. ($341,089). Meanwhile, McCain has emerged as the ISPs’ biggest champion against new "network neutrality" rules from the Federal Communications Commission, which voted Oct. 22 to move forward in the process to adopt such rules. Shortly after the FCC vote, McCain introduced a bill (the "Internet Freedom Act") that would block regulation of the nation’s largest broadband networks. As the net-neutrality issue has come to a head over the past year, telecom and cable lobbyists have been flooding the offices (and coffers) of lawmakers. The Sunlight Foundation study found that some 244 members of Congress were the beneficiaries of contributions—totaling more than $9.4 million—from January 2007 to June 2009. The analysis was based on a survey of giving by eight large broadband providers and two trade associations that represent them, all which have disclosed lobbying on net-neutrality issues…

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