Flame On: FCC Launches Its Net Neutrality Web Site

The Federal Communications Commission today launched a site where engineers, consumers, ISPs or anyone with a stake in the game (or an opinion) can comment on the plans to codify six principles that would ensure ISPs can’t block or favor certain types of traffic on wired or wireless networks. As it considers how to implement these so-called net neutrality rules (it will launch the formal rulemaking process  at a meeting on Oct. 22), the FCC is already facing pushback from Congress, carriers who don’t want regulation, and fears from engineers who worry that taking away the ability of a carrier to manage its network will degrade the web experience for all. We’ve published a list of the areas where the FCC is likely to hear the most debate, but I encourage those of you who care to wander over to openinternet.gov and start reading.