---- Microsoft Opposes Net Neutrality Plan On Its Proxy
engine - 6:03 pm on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Corp. wants to block an effort for a shareholder vote forcing the world's largest software maker to explain its support for Internet network neutrality, according to a company letter obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
The Free Enterprise Action Fund, a mutual fund that says it offers both financial and ideological returns, wants Microsoft shareholders to seek a report on the company's rationale for backing Net neutrality, which the group says would result in "expanded government regulation of the Internet."
The debate centers on whether high-speed Internet providers like AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. should be barred from charging companies like Microsoft or Google Inc. to carry their content or guarantee service quality.