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How Should the FCC Regulate Broadband? A Roundup of ‘Third Way’ Comments

FCC, FCC Comments, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments July 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 16, 2010 – After the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision upholding Comcast’s ability to thwart broadband traffic over the peer-to-peer file-sharing software BitTorrent, the Federal Communications Commission was faced with uncertainty in regulating broadband.

In order to give the FCC firmer ground to regulate internet services, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a proposal that has been dubbed the “Third Way” between regulating and deregulating internet services.

Thursday was the deadline for comments from the public regarding the notice of inquiry which was issued in June. Consumer groups and content makers praised aspects of the “Third Way,” while internet service providers were largely opposed.

FCC Wrestles With Depth, Breadth of Net Neutrality Comments

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments February 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 8, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has received thousands of comments both lauding and criticizing its proposed plan to address the controversial issue of network neutrality.

Net Neutrality Comments: Verizon Says Net Neutrality Rules Unnecessary, Unconstitutional

Net Neutrality Comments, Wireless January 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Verizon Communications’s net neutrality filling is unique in that the telecom giant is one of the only companies which provides broadband service via high-speed fiber optic cables and copper digital subscriber lines, plus wireless broadband via third-generation and fourth-generation wireless services.

The company’s opposition to net neutrality is based on, it says, the lack of evidence that users’ internet rights have been violated. Additionally, the companies said that enforcement of such principles will have negative economic consequences.

Net Neutrality Comments: Believes That Only Consumers Should Prioritize Internet Traffic

Net Neutrality Comments January 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – is another supporter of network neutrality, and has historically urged the FCC to support this principle.

Net Neutrality Comments: Electronic Frontier Foundation Wants Open Market

Net Neutrality Comments January 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The Electronic Frontier Foundation is, unsurprisingly, in support of Net neutrality rules. They feel that if given the chance, internet service providers will act as content discriminators.

Net Neutrality Comments: MPAA Wants Net Neutrality with Copyright Cops

Copyright, Net Neutrality Comments January 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The Motion Picture Association of America appears to favor a form of Net neutrality with internet service providers deputized as copyright cops enforcers.

Net Neutrality Comments: Skype Supports Open Internet Rules

Net Neutrality Comments January 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – Skype is in support of net neutrality and wants the Federal Communications Commission to implement the open intenet rules. They are in the unique position of having their service directly affected by internet service providers that infringe on the rights of their customers.

Google, Verizon Laud FCC Principles, But See No Role for Agency in Internet’s Future

Net Neutrality Comments January 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – Verizon and Google submitted a rare joint filing to the FCC on Thursday. The two communications giants praised the agency for its principles while stinging it by saying that communications laws and regulations should not apply to Internet applications, content, or services.

FCC Inundated With Network Neutrality Filings From Wide Range of Groups

Net Neutrality Comments January 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission was inundated this week with a new slew of comments on its proposed plan to ensure an open internet through network neutrality regulation.

Players like the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council weighed in on the Internet’s importance to minority communities, while heavy hitters from Hollywood and big communications firms also added their more than two cents.

Here’s just a sampling of comments from the broadband industry community and look for more in-depth stories on in the next couple of days.

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