FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules For Better or Worse

    December 21, 2010
    Chris Crum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted Net Neutrality rules that have drawn very mixed reviews all across the political landscape. 

Rather than sugarcoat it or spin it in anyway, I’ll simply embed the statement from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (Via Brian Stelter), and you can make your own decision about whether it goes too far or doesn’t go far enough:
Net neutrality statement by Julius Genachowski, the FCC chair, on Dec. 21, 2010  

If you look at a Twitter search on #FCC, you’ll see a pretty good mix of commentary. Politico has a pretty good article outlining the political struggle on this issue. 

We thought there would be more from Genachowski on the FCC’s Open Internet blog, but the blog appears to be down. 

"The open Internet is a crucial American marketplace, and I believe that it is appropriate for the FCC to safeguard it by adopting an Order that will establish clear rules to protect consumers’ access," said FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn ahead of today’s meeting. "The Commission has worked tirelessly to offer a set of guidelines that, while not as strong as they could be, will nonetheless protect consumers as they explore, learn, and innovate online."

What do you think of the FCC’s adoption? Share your thoughts in the comments


Chris Crum
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