US President, Barack Obama, is urging adoption of stronger NET NEUTRALITY rules, by asking the FCC to classify it as a public utility. In other words, he’s asking the agency not to allow destructive things like fast lanes (a.k.a. paid prioritization) or throttling.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going to bat for an open Internet. The agency plans to rewrite the rules that govern how Internet traffic is delivered from service providers to customers in the wake of a court decision that struck down previous rules protecting net neutrality. (more…)
Julius Genachowski isn’t the only member of the Federal Communications Commission who is leaving the FCC. Commissioner Robert McDowell also announced his departure a couple of days ago after serving since 2006. The Republican McDowell and Democrat Genachowski found common ground on numerous issues and praised each other on their way out, but the two were also at loggerheads in some high-profile cases. (more…)
Major FCC push: Cheap PCs, broadband – USATODAY.com.
The FCC along with ISP’s announce plan to get online and get connected cheaply. (more…)