FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s recent remarks at the Brookings Institution — â€œPreserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperityâ€ — call for the FCC to adopt network neutrality rules. It is a good speech — the webcast is here. He describes the Internet as “the most transformational communications breakthrough since the printing press.” I am tempted to pull out a few nice quotes, but it is better to go read the whole speech, which is pretty short.
Also, Jim Speta, Tim Wu and Chris Yoo have started a blog, Net Neutrality Rules, where they will discuss the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding. According to their first post:
This blog will follow and comment on the FCCâ€™s rulemaking proceeding. We will offer initial observations on the Chairmanâ€™s speech (when the text is made available). In the coming weeks, before the speech becomes an FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, we will post a series of â€œbackgroundersâ€ on issues central to the coming proceeding â€“ such as the FCCâ€™s legal authority, technical aspects of net neutrality, the economics of net neutrality, and so on. Comments are open (although moderated); suggestions are welcome.