Senator: New net neutrality plan worse than “doing nothing at all”

16 Dec

We're five days and counting from the Federal Communications Commission issuing new net neutrality rules. Nobody beyond insiders at the agency has seen the draft Order in question. But Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has a message for the Commission. If the Order exempts wireless broadband from any nondiscrimination provisions, it might be better to put the whole matter off.

"I am very worried that the draft Order does not do enough to preserve that openness," he wrote to FCC Chair Julius Genachowski. In fact, as presently written, it could do "more harm than doing nothing at all."

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