Net neutrality: the FCC takes back the ball

Posted in: Governance at 11/09/2010 23:20

There's some movement in the U.S. network neutrality debates under a rather dry heading: "Further Inquiry Into Two Under-Developed Issues in the Open Internet Proceeding."

So far: a couple weeks ago Google and Verizon announced a "legislative framework proposal" to "preserve the open Internet and the vibrant and innovative markets it supports, to protect consumers, and to promote continued investment in broadband access," blogged here. The proposal emerged in the vacuum created by a Federal court ruling overturning the FCC's regulation of Comcast's throttling of peer-to-peer traffic, and it was criticized harshly by a number of open Internet advocates as an undue boon to the network providers' interests.

To read this posting on Jonathan Zittrain's Future of the Internet blog in full, see:
futureoftheinternet.org/net-neutrality-the-fcc-takes-back-the-ball

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