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FCC’s “heavy hand”

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FCC’s “heavy hand”

FCC Chairman Julius Genochowski’s recent net neutrality speech failed to persuade the Washington Post, which editorializes

… ISPs, which have poured billions of dollars into building infrastructure, would have little control — if any — over the kinds of information and technology flowing through their pipes.
* * * *Mr. Genachowski claims that the FCC “will do as much as we need to do, and no more, to ensure that the Internet remains an unfettered platform for competition, creativity and entrepreneurial activity.” He will advance this goal by insisting on transparency; he will jeopardize it — and stifle further investments by ISPs — with attempts to micromanage what has been a vibrant and well-functioning marketplace.