The three Musketiers from the Congress Urging FCC on Net-Neutrality

Since the recent net neutrality fiasco erupted by Google and Verizon earlier this month, it was first Voogle Wireless, then me, then Jon Stewart, and now the three musketiers from the Congress have raised strong opposition against the dictatorship Google and Verizon are about to implement.

The musketiers, Edward Markey, (D-Mass.), Anna Eshoo, (D-Calif.),  and Mike Doyle, (D-Pa.); are now in the loop to save the net neutrality urging FCC to adopt broadband rules, including regulations that would not separate wireless broadband regulatory policy from its wired brethren. The group also denounced paid prioritization for Internet access.

The three Congressmen/woman said the FCC needs to move forward with its plans to oversee broadband policy in light of the recent Comcast court ruling and Google and Verizon public-policy suggestion on net neutrality.

The letter writers seemed to take a harder line on regulating wireless broadband access than most policy makers have favored to date. “Exclusion of wireless services from open Internet requirements could widen the digital divide by establishing a substandard less open experience for traditionally underserved regions and demographic groups that may more often need or choose to access the Internet on a mobile device.

To date, policy makers at the FCC have acknowledged that wireless broadband services should be regulated with a light touch that keeps in mind wireless networks do not perform the same as wireline networks. Wireless broadband access would remain largely unregulated under a joint policy proposal offered today by Google and Verizon.

Here is Jon Stewart take on the issue 🙂

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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