FCC powers free & open Internet at new launch OpenInternet.gov

September 21st, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Julius Genachowski Washington DC, Sep 21 (THAINDIAN News) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski listed the concrete steps he thinks the FCC must take to power up the free and open Internet at the FCC’s new launch of OpenInternet.gov

“The Internet is an extraordinary platform for innovation, job creation, investment, and opportunity. It has unleashed the potential of entrepreneurs and enabled the launch and growth of small businesses across America,” said Chairman Genachowski. “It is vital that we safeguard the free and open Internet.”

In addition to the existing 4 pillars of internet that are, that clients must be able to access the lawful Internet content, applications, and services of their choice, and attach non-harmful devices to the network, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski added two new principles.

According to the FCC, “The first would prevent Internet access providers from discriminating against any particular Internet content or applications, while allowing for reasonable network management. The second principle would ensure that Internet access providers are transparent about the network management practices that they implement in their offices and clients places.”

The work to make a formal and legal definition of these two new principles is on, through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at the October meeting. And they would be integrated soon with the previous four principles soon.

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