The Latest in IT Security

FCC chairman ‘won’t hesitate’ to regulate broadband like a utility if proposed rules fail

30
Apr
2014

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is offering the most stalwart defense yet for his controversial new net neutrality rules. After a huge backlash and two failed attempts to convince angry internet denizens that the FCC isnt about to destroy net neutrality in the name of corporate profits, the former cable industry lobbyist is addressing specific fears about how the new proposal could affect consumers in a new blog post. Perhaps most significantly, he states that should this attempt fail, he wont hesitate to do what many furious individuals have been asking for all along: to reclassify and regulate internet service providers as a utility, just like traditional telephone service. If the proposal before us now turns out to be insufficient or if we observe anyone taking advantage of the rule, I wont hesitate to use Title II, writes Wheeler, referring to an option that would let the FCC regulate ISPs much like landline phones.

Comments are closed.

Categories

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments

Social Networks