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  •  Not going to happen (3+ / 0-)
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    Read this primer from Cnet.  Basically there's some tools in the FCC's arsenal, but they're not going to turn broadband into that. Cnet on Net Neutrality's future

    Key Statement:

    The FCC is currently working on drafting Net neutrality regulation. How will the court ruling affect those efforts?
    In September, the FCC's current Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed making the four Open Internet principles plus two additional principles official regulation. The commission opened the issue for public comments and that comment period ended earlier this year.The agency is currently in the process of writing that regulation, which will be presented and voted on by the five-member commission at some point.
    Judging from its official comments on Tuesday, it looks like the FCC is moving forward with its plans to make these rules official regulation.
    "The FCC is firmly committed to promoting an open Internet and to policies that will bring the enormous benefits of broadband to all Americans. It will rest these policies--all of which will be designed to foster innovation and investment while protecting and empowering consumers--on a solid legal foundation," the agency said in a statement.
    But the FCC emphasized that its approach to ensuring an open Internet differs from the previous FCC under Martin.
    "Today's court decision invalidated the prior commission's approach to preserving an open Internet. But the court in no way disagreed with the importance of preserving a free and open Internet; nor did it close the door to other methods for achieving this important end."

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