Who Funds "Hands off the Internet" ?
Here is a list of the organizations that are backing a new campaign to fight against government regulation of monopoly telecom providers, lets just follow the money (also check the work of Source Watch on this subject):
Actiontec -- Supplier of telecom equipment to the monopoly telecoms ("Actiontec is led by a seasoned management team with over 100 years of collective experience gained at companies such as AT&T..."
Alcatel -- Supplier of telecom equipment to the monopoly telecoms
America Channel -- Video content provider with major distribution deals via telecom monoplies
American Conservative Union -- industry funded political organization with ties to AT&T
AT&T -- Primary monopolist
BellSouth -- all but a division of AT&T
Center for Individual Freedom -- Alleged (source watch ) to have started in response to a conversation with a front group for the tobacco industry. Doesn't disclose financing but did weigh in to support the SBC and AT&T merger...
Cinergy Communications -- Supplier to monopoly telecoms...
I could continue down the list, but the conclusion I come to is that this is a telecom industry effort through and through.
Cingular -- a division of AT&T