Zev Porat

Monday, November 10, 2014

Obama moves on Net Neutrality!

Obama says broadband Internet should be regulated like utility

President Obama calls for tighter regulations -- leaving a little bit of wiggle room -- in an effort to preserve a "free and open Internet."
The FCC commissioners (left to right): Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, Tom Wheeler (chairman), Jessica Rosenworcel, and Michael O'Rielly. FCC
President Obama urged the US government to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve "a free and open Internet."

In a statement released Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to enforce the principle of treating all Internet traffic the same way, known in shorthand as Net neutrality. That means treating broadband services like utilities, the president said, so that Internet service providers would be unable "to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas."

MORE http://www.cnet.com/news/president-obama-calls-on-fcc-to-keep-internet-free-and-open/

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