FCC chairman to propose plan for net neutrality

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    More big government from Obama's cronies

    By Cecilia Kang
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010; 12:01 AM

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to announce Wednesday a controversial proposal that would prohibit Internet providers from favoring or discriminating against any traffic that goes over their networks.

    He would do so, however, without resorting to the more drastic step of changing the way the FCC regulates broadband providers, a move that would have more clearly asserted the government's authority over Internet access.

    In a statement provided to reporters in advance of Wednesday's announcement, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said he thinks he has "a sound legal basis" to pursue so-called net-neutrality rules that would prevent companies such as Verizon, Comcast and AT&T from blocking or serving up some Web sites faster and at better quality than others.

    Last summer, Genachowski said he would move to reclassify broadband as something akin to more heavily regulated telephone service, after a federal appeals court threw the government's position as Web access regulator into question. The court said in April that the FCC had no legal authority to sanction Comcast for blocking files shared through the BitTorrent application.

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    Really is it you're opinion that the government should censer and decide what’s fair and what isn't? I think we should give that power directly to Obama how’s that sound:cuckoo:
     
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    Why are you entitled access to my private network at the price government tells me I must charge?
     
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    How about we give the authority to the US Chamber of Commerce or the Koch brothers or George Soros?

    Do you want government or corporate control of the internet?

    Is there any other alternative?
     
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    Great! Look what free enterprise has done for health insurance. Who wouldn't want that?
     
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