EFF Changes Position On Net Neutrality: Recognizes FCC Must Act, But Narrowly

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jul 3, 2014 3:14 AM EDT
Techdirt; By Mike Masnick
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For years, the EFF has pushed back against the FCC's attempts to preserve net neutrality, reasonably worrying that it might open the door to the FCC further meddling in the internet where it had no real mandate. We here at Techdirt have been similarly concerned. As we've noted, net neutrality itself is important, but we were wary of FCC attempts to regulate it creating serious unintended consequences. However, over the past few years, the growth in power of the key broadband internet access providers, and their ability to degrade the internet for profit, has made it quite clear that other options aren't working.

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