FCC begins drafting rules on network neutrality

| 23/10/2009

(New York Times): There is a fair bit of disagreement whether Julius Genachowski is going to make the Internet more open, but it’s clear already that he is moving to open up the arcane ways of the Federal Communications Commission, of which he is chairman. On Thursday morning, the commission voted unanimously to begin a formal discussion of Mr. Genachowski’s proposed rules for what is called network neutrality, a concept that would require telecommunications companies not to favor certain services or devices over others. Mr. Genachowski and the two other Democratic commissioners voted for the proposal.

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