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Net Neutrality Comments: Electronic Frontier Foundation Wants Open Market

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.

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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.

However, they would prefer that the open market be the solution to this problem but “because most Americans have only one or two realistic choices for residential broadband, normal market mechanisms may not effectively prevent dominant ISPs from adopting policies that undermine the openness that has so far characterized the Internet.”

The EFF does however believe that currently the FCC does not have the authority to rule on the issues and so must first obtain permission from congress. It feels that the ancillary authority which the FCC is citing is not sufficient enough to take the proposed action.

FCC Filing: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6015520841

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.

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The Chairman of the FCC Returns to His Former Haunt at Verizon Nine Days Before Vote on Net Neutrality Rules

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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.

However, they would prefer that the open market be the solution to this problem but “because most Americans have only one or two realistic choices for residential broadband, normal market mechanisms may not effectively prevent dominant ISPs from adopting policies that undermine the openness that has so far characterized the Internet.”

The EFF does however believe that currently the FCC does not have the authority to rule on the issues and so must first obtain permission from congress. It feels that the ancillary authority which the FCC is citing is not sufficient enough to take the proposed action.

FCC Filing: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6015520841

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Tackles Twitter, Not ISPs, on Issues of ‘Neutrality’

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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.

However, they would prefer that the open market be the solution to this problem but “because most Americans have only one or two realistic choices for residential broadband, normal market mechanisms may not effectively prevent dominant ISPs from adopting policies that undermine the openness that has so far characterized the Internet.”

The EFF does however believe that currently the FCC does not have the authority to rule on the issues and so must first obtain permission from congress. It feels that the ancillary authority which the FCC is citing is not sufficient enough to take the proposed action.

FCC Filing: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6015520841

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Launches His Biggest Battle: Eliminating Net Neutrality Regulations

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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.

However, they would prefer that the open market be the solution to this problem but “because most Americans have only one or two realistic choices for residential broadband, normal market mechanisms may not effectively prevent dominant ISPs from adopting policies that undermine the openness that has so far characterized the Internet.”

The EFF does however believe that currently the FCC does not have the authority to rule on the issues and so must first obtain permission from congress. It feels that the ancillary authority which the FCC is citing is not sufficient enough to take the proposed action.

FCC Filing: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6015520841

Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.

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