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Updated: Net Neutrality Bill Gives FCC No New Rulemaking Power

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  • Caving in and turning over the free and open Internet to the big phone and cable companies
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  • The FCC will not have rulemaking authority under a network neutrality bill that key House Democrats plan to introduce soon, according to a recent draft obtained by Tech Daily Dose.
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  • Jim Hightower: The fight for net neutrality
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Eliza Krigman, Tech Daily Dose

The FCC will not have rulemaking authority under a network neutrality bill that key House Democrats plan to introduce soon, according to a recent draft obtained by Tech Daily Dose.

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Instead, the commission will deal with enforcement on a case-by-case basis. Broadband providers who violate the law will face a maximum penalty of $2 million by the FCC, under the bill.

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The absence of the rulemaking authority, along with other provisions of the bill, is consistent with information reported by Tech Daily Dose last week (Sep 19-25).

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Caving in and turning over the free and open Internet to the big phone and cable companies, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

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  • Call and help stop the Waxman Net Neutrality cave
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  • Net Neutrality Bill Gives FCC No New Rulemaking Power
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FCC Chief Concedes Slow Pace,  Amy Schatz, Wall Street Journal | NY

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  • Key parts of the Obama administration's technology agenda are stalled at the Federal Communications Commission, its chairman acknowledged Monday (Sep 27), but he said he's impatient to move forward on them as soon as possible.
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  • Julius Genachowski took over the FCC 15 months ago with an ambitious to-do list, including a plan to improve U.S. broadband service and a promise that he would prevent phone and cable companies from interfering with Internet traffic.
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Jim Hightower: The fight for net neutrality, Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown
Big biz wants to own the information superhighway while We the People bump along the backroads

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