Supporters of net neutrality, which include many schools and colleges, got a boost Sept. 17 when California Democrat Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he had added himself as a co-sponsor to the net-neutrality bill introduced by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., CNET reports. Waxman said during a hearing for the subcommittee that it was time to make sure rules were imposed to keep the internet open. "Industry will benefit from clarity, consistency, and predictability with regard to net neutrality," Waxman said at the hearing. "I think that the time is right to formally establish, through...

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