Sen. Stevens Offers Deal on Net Neutrality

This seems like a reasonable trade:

Stevens has added a new section to his proposed bill aimed at preserving consumers’ ability to surf anywhere on the public Internet and use any Web-based application, according to the latest draft obtained by Reuters this weekend.

However, the draft by the Alaska Republican does not include a ban on pricing content companies have demanded.

Earlier versions of the bill only called for the Federal Communications Commission to report on Internet access, prompting Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, the top Democrat on the committee, and some others to call for more protections.

Screaming neuts aren’t going to like it, however; anything but Internet-as-telegraph offends them.