Recent news is that the FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, informed Congress that the FCC intends to “keep the Internet free of increased user fees based on heavy Web
traffic and slow downloads.”

I seriously doubt the FCC’s ability to enforce much of anything but at least it’s a start.  For example take a look back in the 70’s & 80’s for the way they didn’t manage to enforce much of anything when it came to CB radio.  This agency was needing mega doses of anti wrinkle cream back then.  Why does anybody think that they’re going to “enforce” much of anything now?  I hope they can but it still remains to be seen how effective they’re going to be.

This comes as the FCC continues to fight court battles with Comcast.  Comcast is in the process of appealing a recent court decision where they are challenging the FCC’s authority to penalize them for limiting Web traffic to their consumers.

Hopefully Comcast, along with other providers that would throttle their user’s bandwidth, are stopped cold in spite of the FCC’s history of not really being effective at enforcement.

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