Net Neutrality Ruling From FCC Coming Tomorrow
December 20, 2010 at 5:03 AM (PT)
The FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION will make a ruling on "Net Neutrality" tomorrow, with Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI pushing to require Internet providers to carry all Internet content that is legal in an equal manner. The plan would make it difficult for broadband carriers to slow down some traffic and provide a fast lane to other traffic.
Democrats on the FCC are expected to support GENACHOWSKI, with opposition coming from Republicans on the COMMISSION.
Over the weekend, MINNESOTA Sen. AL FRANKEN (D) came out against the plan for its "industry-friendly loopholes."
The ability by the FCC to regulate the Internet has been in doubt since APRIL, when an appeals court ruled The FCC lacked the authority to stop COMCAST from blocking bandwidth-hogging applications.