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Banks, roused from slumber, may protect Internet

Banks, roused from slumber, may protect Internet

Financial-services lobbyists are starting to catch wind of the battle brewing over Net neutrality, realizing that a tiered Internet might not apply only to Google or Amazon. The banking lobby has apparently started sending a small flurry of memos, urging the industry to get involved in preventing telcos and Internet providers from imposing new fees that would ensure reliable access. That flurry could be a good thing for proponents of Net neutrality--after all, Google may have a lot of money, but these guys are money.