Originally published: October 8, 2009
Last updated: October 9, 2009 - 8:07am
Two Q&As with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.
How will the FCC deal with questions of network management that are unique to the wireless industry? As Americans increasingly shift from wired to wireless broadband, it will be essential to ensure that the Internet remains free and open. A consumer accessing the Internet through a laptop with a wireless data card will have the same expectations regarding their Internet use as a consumer accessing the Internet utilizing the same laptop through a DSL or cable modem connection. However, managing a wireless network isn't the same as managing a fiber network, and what constitutes reasonable network management will appropriately reflect any operational differences. Above all, transparency will be important for any practices that providers implement.
Also, listen to a LA Times interview with Chairman Genachowski.
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