F.C.C. Seeks More Input on Wireless Internet RulesSeptember 2, 2010 at 7:38 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Source: The New York Times
WASHINGTON — On the Internet, data moves at the speed of light. The Federal Communications Commission, not so fast.
After months spent gathering comments about preserving an open and competitive Internet, the F.C.C.requested more feedback on Wednesday about whether regulations should apply to wireless Internet service.
The agency is also asking for comments about one of the most hotly debated Internet regulatory issues: special services that offer to prioritize certain digital traffic for a fee.
Those two issues were at the center of a recent proposal by Verizon and Google that generated widespread debate in the telecommunications and Internet communities.
Last month, Google and Verizon proposed a framework that would offer some consumer protections for an open Internet but would allow broadband service providers the freedom to speed the delivery of some digital content for a fee.
The proposal also would exclude wireless broadband from nearly all regulation…more