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FCC another power grab?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/05/fcc_chair_describes_overhauls.html#comments

Push to regulate broadband
The companies most affected -- AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and other ISPs -- won't be happy with the move, which will strap them with more rules despite Genachowski's assurances for a light regulatory touch, analysts say. That will ignite what is expected to be an intense lobbying effort -- and possible legal challenges -- against the move.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • What exactly is the FCCs job?
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 7:44 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Federal Communications Commission: an independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:46 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Power and money to be gained, the only things the govt. cares about...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 11:24 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Considering that exponentially more property is not stored & accessed via the internet, regulations would affect more than just the providers - for a majority of businesses and private Americans, this would regulate their movement through the information world, their communication with business and social partners, and their access to their own property (documents, photos, music, art, etc.) stored on servers via the internet.

    Fewer and fewer people keep all their records stored on the computer in their house anymore.

    I think regulating the internet might be compared to regulating access to physical roads. Freedom of movement is a most basic right - whether it's from town to town, or from home computer to the server where one's information is stored ...
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 12:47 AM on May. 7, 2010

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