Well whaddya know,  FCC has suddenly  grown a pair.

But today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski made Internet lines subject to the same rules as telephone networks, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. These rules, which come from Title 2 of the Communications Act, state that service providers should not block or restrict speed or bandwidth for websites or applications because of their content or the nature of the traffic.

On the surface it looks like a step in the right direction for net neutrality.

2 replies
  1. bad0wski
    bad0wski says:

    below the surface this is just the beginning of obama’s plan to regulate political blogging before the next election. was the internet broke, why did he have to get involved?

  2. wade
    wade says:

    yes, let the companies regulate themselves (a nice example of that practice is floating out in the gulf right now), so you can only get microsoft sites/products/content quickly via microsoft data lines/service providers, and enjoy paying that premium when you want to download another companies content (or Apple, or Yahoo or whoever). But congrats to you i guess, for seeing though the ruse of keeping the net open to the real and devious plan of regulating the political blogosphere ???

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