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Net Neutrality, the FCC, and AT&T

Kevin Taglang has an excellent recap of coverage of what the Wall Street Journal calls AT&T’s “capitulation” (Industry Braces for Net-Neutrality Fallout by Amy Schatz, Wall Street Journal January 2, 2007; Page A3 [free today only]) on the issue of Net Neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission’s unanimous approval of AT&T’s buyout of BellSouth:

While some see the recent events as a victory for net neutrality, others question this. The agreement is only for two years and is limited in scope. In addition, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is quoted in the WSJ article as saying “[It] does not mean that the Commission has adopted an additional net neutrality principle. We continue to believe such a requirement is not necessary and may impede infrastructure deployment.”

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