FCC to take on Net Neutrality

The FCC is apparently planning to adopt a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comment on network neutrality.

An NOI is an informational proceeding, in which the agency asks questions but doesn’t propose any rules. I’m concerned that this is an attempt to dissipate some of the pressure for nondiscrimination rules, which is now focused on Congress. I actually think the FCC would be the better place to address Net Neutrality issues, but I’m skeptical this proceeding will go anywhere with the current FCC leadership.

Still, those who care about the issue should express their views to the FCC. The agency has an open, Web-based system for comments, which go into the record for the proceeding.