Will Net Neutrality be addressed, or ignored?

Net neutrality advocates say the future of an open Internet is at risk after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Supreme Court last year removed requirements that large broadband providers share their networks with competing Internet service providers.

But opponents argue new regulations aren’t needed because there’s little evidence of broadband providers blocking Web content. Broadband providers need the flexibility to offer services such as video on separate, clutter-free networks, they say, and they should be free to investigate new pricing models in which they charge Web sites new fees for faster customer access.

From InfoWorld, Congress unlikely to tackle net neutrality, from MediaWeek, Telecom Bill May Be Disconnected and from the National Journal, Net Neutrality Debate Stays Hot During Summer Doldrums. Please contribute your knowledge of Network Neutrality at the Whats New Media Wiki.

UPDATE:  Net neutrality bill may die this year from C|Net

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  1. Pingback: Will the Neutrality debate last past this year’s telecomm legislation? « What’s New Media?

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