[LINK] "The Open Internet: Preserving the Freedom to Innovate"

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Sep 24 09:13:09 AEST 2009

and from the whitehouse blog:

> MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2009 AT 10:30 AM
> "The Open Internet: Preserving the Freedom to Innovate"
> In particular, I proposed that the FCC adopt two new rules to help achieve this.
> The first says broadband providers cannot discriminate against particular Internet content or applications. The second says broadband providers must be transparent about their network management practices. These principles would apply to the Internet however it is accessed, though how they apply may differ depending on the access platform or technology used. Of course, network operators will be permitted to implement reasonable network management practices to address issues such as spam, address copyright infringement, and otherwise ensure a safe and secure network for all users.
> I also proposed that the FCC formally enshrine the four pre-existing agency policies that say network operators cannot prevent users from accessing the lawful Internet content, applications, and services of their choice, nor can they prohibit users from attaching non-harmful devices to the network.
> Julius Genachowski is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

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