FCC Chairman Says No New Tools Needed For Net Neutrality


With lawmakers dragging their feet and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin saying a new law isn’t needed, the odds of getting any net neutrality legislation through this election year pipeline are slim and slimmer. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who chairs the Commerce Committee, says the committee is more conflicted over what to do — or not to do — on this issues than any other. At TelecomNEXT earlier this week, Martin said he thought the FCC already has the “authority to act.”

Networking Pipeline: Martin also said that he supports tiered services as long as consumers “get what they are purchasing.”

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