Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shaky Progress in Net Neutrality

There has been a little progress in strengthening the idea of net neutrality, even if it is a shaky one. The chairman of the F.C.C., Julius Genachowski, has lent his support of the idea of keeping the net non-discriminatory and open to all legal content.

There are still arguments that the F.C.C. doesn't have the authority to regulate the internet, but Genachowski thinks he may have found a loophole past those arguments.  The F.C.C.’s Section 706 authority states that they are in charge of ensuring that all Americans have access to broadband. Genachowski argues that they are far from this goal and the only way to ensure that they reach this goal is through protection of net neutrality.

Read story from the New York Times HERE.

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