Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by brewmastre
Internet & Networking "A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft a compromise. The FCC's three Democrats voted to pass the rules, while the two Republicans opposed them, calling them unnecessary regulation. The new rules are likely to face intense scrutiny on Capitol Hill once Republicans take over the House. Meanwhile, public interest groups decried the regulations as too weak, particularly for wireless systems."
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pandoras box?
by re_re on Tue 21st Dec 2010 23:26 UTC
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I somehow think the FCC essentially controlling the internet is opening a pandoras box that cannot be closed..... I see more and more regulation coming over time untill we cannot even recognize the net anymore.

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