BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Is everyone having enough fun on this issue of network neutrality/open internet/”search neutrality”/Twitter-fenestration? It’s been a wacky week, and the craziness is likely to accelerate over the next two weeks. Here, CNET’s Marguerite Reardon covers Pai’s Tuesday speech at the R Street Institute in Washington.
FCC chairman calls Twitter the real threat to an open internet: He also pokes fun at criticism from celebs like Alyssa Milano about his plan to repeal net neutrality rules, from CNET.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has gone on the attack to defend his proposal to roll back net neutrality regulations.
Pai said in a speech Tuesday he wanted to “cut through the hysteria and hot air” about the proposal he unveiled last week to unwind the Obama-era rules that prevent broadband companies from controlling consumers’ internet experience.
The Federal Communications Commission chairman defended his plan as a return to a light regulatory framework established by President Bill Clinton in the 1990s at the dawn of the commercial internet. Then he went on the attack against social media platform Twitter, accusing it and other, unnamed internet companies of censorship.
He argued that these companies, rather than internet services providers, are the real threat to an open internet.