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He's not alone. Ed Whitacre of AT&T told Business Week last fall:
Now what they would like to do is use my pipes free, but I ain't going to let them do that because we have spent this capital and we have to have a return on it. So there's going to have to be some mechanism for these people who use these pipes to pay for the portion they're using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes?
Thus far powerful phone and cable companies have spent an estimated $100 million on lobbyists, lawyers, “Astroturf” groups, campaign contributions and advertising agencies in a drive to dismantle Net Neutrality and mislead Americans.