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The FCC May Decide Not To Regulate Broadband

May 3rd, 2010 05:56 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

This morning the Washington Post reported that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is leaning towards letting the telecomms have their way — not asserting greater authority to regulate the Internet by reclassifying broadband as a “Title II” service. The blogs are atwitter (HuffPo, StopTheCap) that not voting to apply Title II regulation to Internet carriers is tantamount to giving up on net neutrality — which has been a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s tech policy. The Post paraphrases their sources, who are reading the Chairman’s mind, that Genachowski believes “the current regulatory framework would lead to constant legal challenges to the FCC’s authority every time it attempted to pursue a broadband policy.” The FCC will say only that the Chairman has made no decision yet.

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