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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Obama's shopping list in information law

Nice NYLJ piece on the various items he's got to consider once he's saved the world economy, including: 
"Some commentators predict that net neutrality legislation will wait for the outcome of the FCC/Comcast dispute... Since the ruling, Comcast announced plans to limit residential Internet usage and has appealed the order to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that the FCC lacks authority to enforce its net neutrality principles without specific congressional authority. If the appeals court upholds the FCC's authority to enforce its net neutrality principles, then Congress and the new administration may hold off and allow the FCC to adjudicate any violations on a case-by-case basis; if the decision is overturned, interest in net neutrality legislation may be revitalized.However, the House economic stimulus bill, which provides resources for broadband and wireless broadband deployment grants, contains net neutrality language."

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