While we look forward to reviewing the final order, the rules as described generally appear intended to strike a workable balance between the needs of the marketplace for certainty and everyone's desire that Internet openness be preserved. Most importantly, this approach removes the cloud of Title II regulation that would unquestionably have harmed innovation and investment in the Internet and broadband infrastructure. While we acknowledge the concerns expressed with respect to the advisability of this rule, as adopted, the rule reflects months of work and support from a broad array of stakeholders, and in the end is intended to provide a balanced approach to a very difficult policy question. We appreciate the efforts by Chairman Genachowski, Chairman Waxman, and their staffs to involve all stakeholders in this discussion and to forge a workable compromise.
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FCC Votes on Rules for the Open Internet
By David L. Cohen | Dec 21, 2010