FCC Chairman Promises To Regulate The Internet As A Utility If Needed To Protect Net Neutrality

Breathing a little easier!!

TechCrunch

In a sternly worded blog post today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler further explained his views on net neutrality, detailing how he plans to implement them.

Most important in his comments is a promise to regulate Internet service as a utility if needed. Wheeler is plain: “The proposal before us now turns out to be insufficient or if we observe anyone taking advantage of the rule, I won’t hesitate to use Title II.”

However, in his estimation, the recent Verizon case “laid out a blueprint for how the FCC could use Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to create Open Internet rules that would stick.” This matters, as it allows the FCC to move quickly. Wheeler doesn’t want to “leave the market unprotected for multiple more years while lawyers for the biggest corporate players tie the FCC’s protections up in court.” 

Going Title II would require that.

Wheeler did…

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