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Re: Net Neutrality Sparks Lots of Talk, Very Little Action
Posted by: Sidney Hill 2010-06-10 13:53:57
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There has been a lot of activity related to the issue of Net neutrality in recent weeks, but none of it seems to be leading to a resolution of the central question of who -- if anybody -- ultimately will regulate broadband ISPs. The latest developments in this ongoing saga occurred Wednesday, when FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appeared before the financial services subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee to defend his plans for imposing regulations on broadband ISPs despite a recent court ruling saying the commission lacked such authority.

Net Neutrality is a distraction
Posted by: casey11 2010-06-25 12:35:08 In reply to: Sidney Hill
By attempting to regulate the Internet, the FCC is just hurting consumers. In the early 2000's when the Internet was gaining more notoriety, the Kennard administration at the FCC contemplated regulating the Internet and in the end decided it would be a bad idea. It still is a bad idea! Consumers end up getting hurt while the FCC tries to decide whether or not to regulate the Internet because ISPs aren't going to build out their networks until they know how the government is going to treat them. Right now we just need to focus on getting broadband to everyone...this net neutrality debate needs to come to a hault.

Net Nuetrality
Posted by: StFi 2010-06-10 14:22:21 In reply to: Sidney Hill
Regulate>Regulate>Regulate. All I hear is regulation. I am very uncomfortable when a government office (FCC) wants Authority over a service or other that they weren't authorized to have.The Courts said they don't have the authority but it seems that is not good enough. I believe Julius Genachowski hasn't been in office a year yet but, wants more power. This would be a First step of regulating for the FCC. The next Big step will be to create a "balance" on the internet or, not having opposing Opinions, Thoughts & Ideas that go against our Federal government. Beware.
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