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FCC CHAIRMAN KNOCKS HIGH-SPEED WEB PLAN

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday described as “unacceptable” plans by some Internet service providers to offer faster Internet speeds to some content providers — like YouTube or movie and TV companies — who pay for the speed boost. Genachowski indicated that he would oppose “any outcome, any deal that doesn’t preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet for consumers and entrepreneurs.” The matter, however, seems to be out of Genachowski’s purview, given a recent court ruling that held that the FCC does not have authority to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Genachowski’s remarks came in response to a report that Google and Verizon are completing a deal for just such a faster broadband service.