After months of worrying and FCC posturing, including protests and a leaked hybrid plan, President Obama released a clear statement today on Net Neutrality.
His statement was clear and lacking in any room for debate in what he meant – he was standing up for Net Neutrality. In particular he requested for Title II Reclassification in the telecommunications act. This is the same area that telephones and other basic communications rights fall under. Essentially, it requires them to act in the common good as the carrier and not use things like throttling or allowing people to purchase ‘preferential service’ on their network.