The three Musketiers from the Congress Urging FCC on Net-Neutrality
August 19, 2010 Leave a comment
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 🙂Vodpod videos no longer available.