FCC Chairman Powell challenged broadband platform providers to ensure “Internet freedom” in a speech yesterday
at the University of Colorado.
Powell didn’t advocate FCC action
to ensure broadband openness, but he made it clear that he took the
threat of closed networks seriously. This is important. If
there is consensus that the cableization of the Net is a real
possibility that would have terrible business and public interest
consequences, we’re making progress. Then we can fight over
whether, in fact, that scenario is materializing.