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Monday, November 10, 2014

"No, we can't"? Obama pleads with his own FCC to implement net neutrality - 6 years late

Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet | The White House: "When I was a candidate for this office, I made clear my commitment to a free and open Internet, and my commitment remains as strong as ever.

Four years ago, the FCC tried to implement rules that would protect net neutrality with little to no impact on the telecommunications companies that make important investments in our economy. After the rules were challenged, the court reviewing the rules agreed with the FCC that net neutrality was essential for preserving an environment that encourages new investment in the network, new online services and content, and everything else that makes up the Internet as we now know it.

Unfortunately, the court ultimately struck down the rules — not because it disagreed with the need to protect net neutrality, but because it believed the FCC had taken the wrong legal approach.

 The FCC is an independent agency, and ultimately this decision is theirs alone." 'via Blog this'

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