On December 21st, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acted without congressional approval to regulate the Internet under its own Net Neutrality Rules. According to the FCC, they are acting to preserve the Internet as an open network enabling consumer choice, freedom of expression, user control, competition, and the freedom to innovate.
The internet has been a revolution of undoubted importance in the business world, for government, and for our culture. It has thus far flourished, largely without government intervention or oversight. But is increased federal regulation of the internet inevitable?
Preserving the Open Internet, Report and Order. Full video of FCC discussing Net Neutrality regulation and then voting on it.
The Center for Media Justice’s Malkia Cyril, introduces FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who speaks about the “digital divide” on September 24, 2010, Chicago, at Facing Race 2010. [VIDEO]