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20 Oct 2014 07:39 PM EST

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the nation’s largest broadband provider to pledge not to enter into any agreements that would give some content providers quicker access to consumers on the Internet. Sen. Patrick Leahy wrote to Comcast Corp. Executive Vice President David L. Cohen on Monday asking the company to avoid any such agreements to create “fast lanes” on the company’s network, a practice known as paid prioritization. Mr. Leahy wrote, “Small business owners that rely on the Internet to reach customers, independent content producers who rely on new platforms to gain an audience, and start-up ventures of all sizes have loudly and validly expressed concern that paid prioritization would change the Internet as we know it."

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