(excerpt) Following a New York Times article and a public outcry, Verizon
rescinded its rejection. But the fact that Verizon can reject or block
politically controversial messages, whether or not it does, left many
people feeling outraged.
On October 17, New York State Assemblymember Richard Brodsky
convened a hearing to get the facts from NARAL and Verizon and to
consider the issue of net neutrality, which would prevent Verizon and
other service providers from withholding service based on the content