FCC Says Wireless Providers Need to Offer 'Open Internet'
This morning chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski spoke about new rules that the agency is considering. Among them, Genachowski said that wireless internet providers should not be allowed to block certain types of content or services from transiting their networks. He noted that wireless providers should have to abide by the same rules that apply to wired broadband providers in providing unrestricted access to content and services. Genachowski proposed that six new rules be adopted. Four of the rules were proposed five years ago by then-FCC Chairman Powell. Rules five and six are being put forth by Genachowski. They state that internet service providers cannot discriminate against any sort of traffic, nor give better service to others, and that the providers need to be transparent about their network management techniques.
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