: Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality — Tuesday Betrayal Assured
December 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
Late Monday, a majority of the FCC’s commissioners indicated that they’re going to vote with Chairman Julius Genachowski for a toothless Net Neutrality rule.
According to all reports, the rule, which will be voted on during tomorrow’s FCC meeting, falls drastically short of earlier pledges by President Obama and the FCC Chairman to protect the free and open Internet.
The rule is so riddled with loopholes that it’s become clear that this FCC chairman crafted it with the sole purpose of winning the endorsement of AT&T and cable lobbyists, and not defending the interests of the tens of millions of Internet users.
This is very discouraging, just continuing the view that it has been decided that business working for the wealthy is the only real game in town.
See the book by Barbara Van Schewick, Internet Architecture, for a thorough legal analysis.