FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has resigned his post at the top of the agency. He'll formally leave within a few weeks. That leaves two of the top five spots open at the agency that regulates telecoms, carriers and cable operators. As with lots of top political figures, Genachowski's tenure was marked by both…
The federal government's new internet fairness policy-designed to prevent the nation's cable and DSL internet service providers from meddling with the open nature of the internet-was met with boisterous criticism Monday night from all sides of the political spectrum.
Today, the FCC's chairman will deliver a speech essentially outlining the agency's stance on net neutrality—and making an exciting push in its favor. The news isn't entirely positive though—net neutrality might be preserved, but it'll be expensive.
FCC's Julius Genachowski just took out his mighty sword to kill internet providers' greed-driven traffic filtering, and the fat cats are already attacking. A Comcast fat cat named David L. Cohen, who of course is playing the FUD card.
Julius Genachowski is the honorable Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. And Julius Genachowski is in to kick some telecommunications companies' ass, because he wants to introduce legislation to forbid content or traffic throttling. To avoid more comcasting, you know.
The WSJ reports that Obama's pick for FCC chairman is Julius Genachowski, Obama's top tech adviser. He's the mastermind of the Obama's technology and innovation plan that supports net neutrality and ubiquitous cheap broadband.