NHMC Tells FCC Chairman that the Verizon-Google Net Neutrality Proposal Is Not Sufficient to Protect the Open Internet
Thu, 08/12/2010 - 09:00 — mscurato
Today, NHMC joined a large collection of public interest, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups in urging the FCC to continue its efforts to protect an open internet and reassert its authority to regulate broadband internet access under Title II of the Communications Act. The letter directly responds to a joint legislative proposal that Verizon and Google announced earlier this week. That proposal, NHMC and its allies explained in the letter, falls short of protecting the open internet in three main ways:
(1) it suggests that the FCC does not have authority to oversee broadband internet access;
(2) it fails to apply all but one open internet principle to wireless providers; and
(3) it creates an exception to the net neutrality principles that is so broad that it may swallow the rule.
The letter can be read here.