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The Time Is Now! League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Calls on Senate to Vote on Video Choice

The Time Is Now! League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Calls on Senate to Vote on Video Choice

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In an overwhelming show of bi-partisan support, the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, under the leadership of Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) passed the Communications, Consumer's Choice and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 15-7 late yesterday afternoon.

"Hispanics represent an ever-growing consumer base for technology -- from wireless phones to computers and entertainment products," Executive Director Brent Wilkes stated. "We are eager not only for choice in video services and the lower prices that will come with that but for the new platforms, programming and products that will offer more to the Hispanic community specifically."

"We applaud the Senate Commerce Committee for taking such swift action to pass SR 2686 and we call on the Senate leadership to give this bill prompt attention on the floor of the Senate -- the time is now for the Senate as a whole to provide consumers with choice in video services," continued Wilkes.

"It is equally important to congratulate the committee for the rejection of the network neutrality provisions offered during the mark-up. It is inappropriate to regulate the Internet and even more inappropriate to act preemptively on a problem that doesn't exist. Imposing network neutrality legislation now will only discourage innovation and delay deployment of high speed systems to our communities."

With approximately 115,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, the League of United Latin American Citizens is the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in the United States.


CONTACT: Lizette Jenness Olmos of LULAC, +1-202-213-1293

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