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Friday, December 17, 2010

Court Ruled Against FCC on 'Net Neutrality', FCC To Force it Anyway

In April of Last year a U.S. Court of Appeals Ruled that the FCC does not have the Authority to force Net Neutrality. But it appears the FCC has a selective memory...

According to an Article on Reuters, the FCC will vote and pass Net Neutrality Regulations Next week:

"The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Dec. 21 on whether to adopt regulations that ban the blocking of lawful traffic but allow Internet service providers to ration Web traffic on their networks.

The proposal laid out two weeks ago by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski was met with concern from the other members of the FCC, putting in question the likelihood of winning over a majority of the five-member FCC.

The two Republican commissioners have objected to FCC action on Internet rules, saying the Internet is best able to thrive in the absence of regulation. And Genachowski's two fellow Democrats on the panel could withhold support from any measure they view as too weak.

But analysts said commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps, the Democrats on the panel, are more likely to consider it in the majority's interest to move ahead with so-called net neutrality rules.

"There aren't really any better options for Copps and Clyburn than to support the chairman, despite their preference for tougher rules," said Paul Gallant, an analyst with MF Global.

"After the November elections, the chairman's room to maneuver on net neutrality got a lot narrower," he added.

Net neutrality rules would determine whether high-speed Internet providers should be allowed to block or slow information or charge websites for a "fast lane" to reach users more quickly. Genachowski's proposal is more flexible for wireless broadband, acknowledging that wireless is at an earlier stage of development than terrestrial Internet service.

High-speed and mobile Internet providers like Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O), Verizon Communications (VZ.N) and AT&T Inc (T.N) are likely to oppose any regulations that seek to go beyond Genachowski's initial proposal.

"Our sense is an order likely will be approved, with some modifications, but not radical changes, to the draft, given the tightrope the FCC leadership appears to be walking," Stifel Nicolaus analysts said in a research note."

So it appears the FCC has jumped on board the "Lame Duck" concept of Do what you Want...for tomorrow you're unemployed.

1 comment:

byMassingale said...

I have found that this FCC Movement to be upsetting, not all of it but most. The most, is that somehow the ACLU and the FCC got together to place a control on Christmas.

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