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FCC Takes a Hard Look at Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission today began listening to testimony from technology industry luminaries about the effect that regulating network management practices could have. Kenneth Corbin covered today's hearing for Enterprise Networking Planet.


The Federal Communications Commission today began an in-depth look into the technical aspects of its controversial proposal to establish Net neutrality regulations.

Julius Knapp, the chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and technology, introduced today's proceeding as a down payment on the commission's promise "to ensure that decisions in the commission's proceeding on the open Internet reflect a thorough understanding of current technology."

The day-long event is slated to hear presentations from senior technologists around the industry, giving voice to the technical concerns of rules that would regulate network management practices in the cable, wireline and wireless sectors.

"Today's workshop is just the start of the technical advisory process," Knapp said.

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