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Friday, November 19, 2010

FCC Chairman Genachowski To Push For Net Neutrality

**12.45pm** Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee
"In short, COICA would allow the federal government to censor the internet without due process"

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controversial issue as early as next month, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation.
Details of the proposal being developed by Genachowski’s office are unclear, but sources say it could be similar to the deal stakeholders tried to reach with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) earlier this fall.

The long-running net neutrality debate centers around rules that would require Internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally. Internet companies like Google and Skype want net neutrality rules applied to both wireline and wireless networks, but network operators including AT&T, Verizon and Comcast say they need flexibility to manage web traffic on their lines.
President Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to implement net neutrality rules. Genachowski’s plans to carry out that promise were hampered when a federal court ruled the FCC did not have legal authority to adopt the regulations.
Source: Politico 
Hat Tip: Drudge Report


I've previously covered the incessant attempts by Lefties and President Obama to wrest control of the Internet away from the free markets and the people it belongs to. 

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