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Net Neutrality Still on the Agenda
Broadcasting & Cable ^ | December 14, 2010 | John Eggerton

Posted on 12/15/2010 9:45:29 AM PST by abb

The FCC released its agenda for the Dec. 21 public meeting and a vote on proposed network neutrality rules remains on the docket.

"The Commission will consider a Report and Order adopting basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, competition, and free expression," the sunshine notice says, which is issued a week before the meeting.

But the item is actually second on the agenda after a vote on transitioning voice-only 911 to a broadband-enabled network.

Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed expanding and clarifying network neutrality rules under Title I authority, which has gotten the qualified support of industry. He has two definite votes against in the two Republican commissioners, but at least one Democratic vote is not a lock, according to an aide,, and could depend on edits and language changes to the draft before the vote.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dbm; fcc; internet; www
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1 posted on 12/15/2010 9:45:32 AM PST by abb
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ping


2 posted on 12/15/2010 9:46:56 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/111074/ap-chief-exec-we-are-determined-to-resume-our-growth-path/
AP chief exec: ‘We are determined to resume our growth path’

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101214/ap_on_en_tv/us_tv_cnn_s_morning
CNN morning show loses Roberts, executive producer


3 posted on 12/15/2010 9:50:56 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=141345
Despite Opposition From All Sides, FCC Pushing Ahead On Net Neutrality Proposal


4 posted on 12/15/2010 9:56:17 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Everything evil is still on the agenda.

LLS


5 posted on 12/15/2010 9:57:05 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: abb

NY born and raised, as you thought ...

Genachowski grew up in Great Neck, New York and received his Bachelor of Arts in History (1985) magna cum laude from Columbia College of Columbia University, where he was an Editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He received his Juris Doctor (1991) from Harvard Law School, where he was a Notes Editor at the Harvard Law Review[2] when it was headed by Barack Obama, who graduated in the same year. After graduating from Harvard, also magna cum laude, Genachowski clerked for The Honorable Abner J. Mikva on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Justices William J. Brennan and David Souter at the U.S. Supreme Court.[3]


6 posted on 12/15/2010 9:58:46 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: abb
1984

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4rBDUJTnNU

7 posted on 12/15/2010 10:01:52 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

1984 - here today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdyKJ1xXph8&NR=1


8 posted on 12/15/2010 10:02:57 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

WIKILEAKS = REICHSTAG FIRE


9 posted on 12/15/2010 10:13:59 AM PST by MikeSteelBe
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To: abb

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/110925/ap-staffers-hold-byline-boycott-to-protest-proposed-cuts/
AP staffers hold ‘byline boycott’ to protest proposed cuts

http://gumpole.blogspot.com/2010/12/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html
Open letter to AP staffers


10 posted on 12/15/2010 11:46:35 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://editor.blogspot.com/2009/12/revenue-for-news-what-if-were-asking_12.html
Revenue for news: What if we’re asking the wrong question?

http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/12/dave-winer-theres-no-good-place-for-a-new-maginot-line-for-the-news/
Dave Winer: There’s no good place for a new Maginot Line for the news

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/461079-Genachowski_Dec_21_Net_Neutrality_Vote_Essential_.php
Genachowski: Dec. 21 Net Neutrality Vote “Essential”
Discusses “seizing the opportunities” of broadband at Generation Mobile forum


11 posted on 12/15/2010 12:02:02 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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This will be the first step towards a police state controlled Internet.

No thank you!


12 posted on 12/15/2010 12:04:37 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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This will be the first step towards a police state controlled Internet.

LOL, we already don't have a free internet - the major ISPs have seen to it that there isn't a free market when it comes to the internet.

We wouldn't even be having to discuss net neutrality and whether companies can control what you do on the internet if we actually had a true free market. It's a shame that the politicians at the local and state levels have been bought off by the ISPs and telcos, allowing them to kill off the free market.
13 posted on 12/16/2010 6:37:09 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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