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Friday, April 29, 2011

Genachowski - net neutrality done - AT&T/T-Mobile next battle

In conversation: "You know, when I was confirmed, we inherited a real mess around net neutrality.  The agency had been enforcing net neutrality principles, but without ever adopting them as formal rules, and without any clarity on what the rules actually were... The rules in fact were a mess and were subsequently struck down by a court.... And we ran quite a long process, 14 months, from notice of proposed rulemaking to decision.  In December we adopted a framework, open Internet rules on the books... So, the core issues are, from an FCC perspective, behind us.  We've moved forward onto other issues.  Basic protections for Internet freedom and openness are now in place."

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