Net neutrality :Obama finds another fail.

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    With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expected to conclude this week a comment-seeking exercise relevant to net neutrality rules proposed last fall by Julius Genachowski, top telecommunications and tech policy observers are claiming that the FCC Chairman could be set to receive a major blow. Not only is the momentum in the net neutrality debate increasingly shifting away from proponents, but a number of experts say the White House itself is souring on Genachowski’s plans—a major knock that could signal the death of efforts to advance net neutrality, at least for now.

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    The bottom line appears now to be that net neutrality, chief advocates of it and the overall approach taken by FCC leadership have created a major headache for the White House—one it does not need when trying to finish the job on big ticket items like health care. As such, the White House is now reported to be one step away from throwing in the towel.
    Net neutrality advocates, however, haven’t given up fighting yet. Genachowski, for his part, has been described by observers as “doubling down” on his backing of net neutrality.

    Save The Internet, the hard-left group that some telecommunications policy experts describe as a “de facto front group for Google” and one tech policy observer described as “overtly Marxist,” is running a petition drive to garner hundreds of thousands of signatures in favor of net neutrality to the FCC before the comment-seeking period ends on Thursday.

    Other, anti-net neutrality groups are similarly urging opponents of Genachowski’s plans to contact the FCC and provide their views early this week. The FCC is taking comments through a variety of media. Citizens are encouraged to provide their views on net neutrality by submitting comments to the FCC via its website. The FCC is also on Twitter and can be contacted by phone on 1-888-CALL-FCC and by fax on 1-866-418-0232. The FCC has advised that comments should be submitted before the end of the day on Thursday.

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    Obama gonna keep the interweb neutral...
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    Obama: I care deeply about 'net neutrality'
    Jan 31,`14 WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the government is exploring options for keeping the Internet free and open after a federal court set aside rules designed to do just that.
     
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    The FCC Is Still Banging Its Head Against The Wall On Net Neutrality

    I am still concerned about apparent government takeovers of the internet. This, to me, is but a small step in that direction. Read the article @ The FCC Is Still Banging Its Head Against The Wall On Net Neutrality ? ReadWrite and give us your take on the matter
     

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