Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2015 20:38 UTC
Internet & Networking

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler:

Originally, I believed that the FCC could assure internet openness through a determination of "commercial reasonableness" under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. While a recent court decision seemed to draw a roadmap for using this approach, I became concerned that this relatively new concept might, down the road, be interpreted to mean what is reasonable for commercial interests, not consumers.

That is why I am proposing that the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections.

Using this authority, I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC. These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. I propose to fully apply - for the first time ever - those bright-line rules to mobile broadband. My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone’s permission.

Great news for Americans.

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Fri 6th Feb 2015 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
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But that video did point out some details not many people seem to be considering, so it's good as one of many inputs on your "things to consider" list.

Edited 2015-02-06 16:06 UTC

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