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Waxman Proposes A Third Approach To Net Neutrality

Out Friday was a letter from Rep. Henry Waxman detailing an approach that would lean on both proposed sources of governmental authority to enforce an open Internet. Rep. Waxman wants to use both Title II, and Section 706. At issue is the fact that there exists tension between advocates of net neutrality in terms how to achieve their goals. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, when proposing his net neutrality notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), leaned on Section 706 authority. Most net neutrality diehards in the public sector favor use of Title II. ISPs are vividly opposed to reclassification under Title II. Rep. Waxman has an interesting proposal: Reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II, forbear the parts of Title II that have ISPs rattled, and then use expanded Section 706 authority to enforce net neutrality. via TechCrunch.

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