unity100 writes: AT&T Funded the right wing lobby group Americans For Profit, launching a $1.4 Million ad campaign against network neutrality. Within hours, Fox News network and their anchors have also taken the issue as their own, attacked network neutrality throughout long broadcasts. This seems to be repeitition of a similar attack against network neutrality in 2005-2006, when close to $100 million was spent by telecom companies in ad campaigns against network neutrality. That period also awarded us with Sen. Ted 'Tubes' Stevens, appearing in many news shows to tell us how internet was actually 'a series of tubes'. Current budget is much smaller compared to back then, however there is still chance for it to pick up. Savetheinternet.com has more
On Tuesday morning, an AT&T-funded front group, Americans for Prosperity, announced a $1.4 million advertising blitz to try to convince Americans that the FCC is plotting to "take over the Internet."