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Summary:

If reading about regulating broadband isn’t your thing, I’ve included two videos that can get you up to speed in no time on the wonky and complicated issue of broadband reclassification, and how the FCC found itself unable to exercise its authority over broadband pipes.

The Federal Communications Commission today released a video of Chairman Julius Genachowski attempting to explain the incredibly complicated approach to broadband regulation that the agency proposed yesterday. I tried to explain it in writing, but here’s Genachoswski’s attempt via video.

And because some of you may be bored at work — or may really care about the legal issues — The Free Press created a video that explains how the FCC found itself in this position in the first place after the Comcast ruling in early April.

And for those who don’t like policy videos, I can offer you KittehRoulette, a shining example of why no lawful Internet content should be blocked, no matter if it’s bandwidth-intensive video or silly beyond belief.

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  1. Brett Glass Friday, May 7, 2010

    Stacey Higginbotham once again demonstrates her anti-ISP bias by offering no opposing point of view. Typical.

  2. The FCC’s New Broadband Plan Explained In 7 Minutes « maestrosandinosintegrados Sunday, May 9, 2010

    [...] issue, but explaining it in a way that doesn’t bore people can be tricky. Fortunately, GigaOM’s Stacey Higginbotham has dug up two helpful YouTube videos that lay out everything you need to [...]

  3. GUD kitteh!

  4. ISPs Find a Legislator to Stymie FCC Broadband Regs Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    [...] service. This bill, submitted by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), proposes that instead of the fairly reasonable approach the FCC has chosen to implement — and it really is pretty reasonable — the agency would have to take several [...]

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