FCC Passes Limited Net Neutrality Rules

bp9801 - December 21, 2010 08:02PM in General News

Well, this is sure to make almost no one happy. The FCC today passed limited net neutrality rules by a three to two vote. The three Democratic Commissioners, which include FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, voted yes while the two Republican Commissioners voted no. Both the Republican Commissioners heavily dissented, with Commissioner Meredith Baker saying, "I really, really, really dissent." Now, the rules haven't been made public yet but it is expected that wired Internet will be more heavily regulated while wireless won't be. I feel that wireless should be more heavily regulated, as do others, with the pay-per-service idea several wireless carriers are floating around. Verizon is said to already be readying a challenge to the rules which is a bit interesting considering it falls in line with what both it and Google proposed earlier. It will be interesting to see what happens and just what the full rules will be.