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1934 telecom act is up to the task of regulating the web

I appreciated Greg Ottensmeyer's op-ed on net neutrality ("Keep the net open, free," Nov. 22), as Mr. Ottensmeyer presented a unique and concise perspective on recent communications history.

I want to add, however, that the argument that the Communications Act of 1934 needs to be updated in order to meet "2014 relevance" is mostly a defensive posture by the telecommunication giants.

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Spare us the hypocrisy, AT&T, Verizon, and others, and champion revision of the 90-year-old Arbitration Act. The one you have relied upon the last couple years, with the Supreme Court's concession, to prohibit consumers from ever filing another class action lawsuit against you.

It is certainly older than the Communications Act, and therefore in dire need of updating.

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Harrison Jackson, Baltimore

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