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FCC to move forward on Net Neutrality

Good news.

The fight for Net Neutrality took a big step forward on Monday with the chair of the Federal Communications Commission announcing plans to expand the rules to protect a free and open Internet.

In a speech at the Brookings Institution, Julius Genachowski said the FCC must be a “smart cop on the beat” preserving Net Neutrality against increased efforts by providers to block services and applications over both wired and wireless connections.

Glad to hear it, and I have faith they’ll do a good job of it, as they appear to be pointing in the right direction. Rep. Ed Markey, a co-author of net neutrality legislation, praised Genachowski’s speech. Even more encouraging, it appears that the votes are there on the FCC to get this through. Expect the rule-making process to start next month, with a vote early next year.

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