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FCC fumbles net neutrality plan as Google and Verizon plot own course

TAGs: fcc, Google, net neutrality, Verizon

FCC-Net-Neutrality-GoogleThe talks between the Federal Communications Commission and communications companies to establish a footprint for net neutrality have fallen apart, leaving the federal agency with no tangible proposals to send to Congress. Meanwhile, Google and Verizon have taken matters into their own hands, reportedly establishing the ground rules of an unregulated two-tiered system of traffic over wireless networks. This has public interest groups seriously pissed off at the FCC for dropping the ball, but it’s not clear where the FCC goes from here. As one analyst put it: “The FCC is painted into a corner. In a burning building. Made of wood.” Wonderful… Read more.

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