Friday, January 2, 2015

FCC Expected to Adopt Net Neutrality this Quarter; Google Supports Neutrality

Grant Gross [pictured] reports to NetworkWorld that "The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015, maybe as soon as February, several observers believe, but few people want to predict what those rules will look like .. It appears that the FCC will move forward with net neutrality rules in the first quarter of 2015.

.. There's no consensus about the direction the FCC should take, however. Congressional Republicans, large broadband providers and a significant number of people filing comments with the agency have urged commissioners to back away from reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, like Obama and other strong net neutrality advocates have called for.

.. So where does this leave the FCC? Chairman Tom Wheeler said recently he has no set timeline for moving forward on net neutrality rules. The FCC should act quickly, but also make sure any rules it creates will stand up to potential court challenges, he told reporters in early December". 

See "Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015" - here.

In other news - Google position on Net Neutrality.

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