FCC Chair Unveils “Connect America Fund”

Yesterday the US telecommunications regulator outlined a plan to transform the Universal Service Fund, an USD8 billion fund that is paid for by US telephone customers and used to subsidize basic telephone service in rural areas, into one that will help expand broadband Internet service to 18 million Americans who lack high-speed access.

US: Net Neutrality Plan Gets Mixed Reviews

On Wednesday FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his latest proposal for Net Neutrality rules. His plan would forbid both wired and wireless Internet service providers from blocking lawful content, but without resorting to changing the way the FCC regulates broadband providers.

FCC Moves a Step Closer to Regulating Broadband

In a bid to ensure universal access to affordable, high-quality broadband services, promote an innovative and competitive market and empower consumers, the US Federal Communications Commission opened a public inquiry about the regulation of Internet access.

FCC to Reclassify Broadband Services

The American Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to take a “third approach” to regulating broadband carriers, partially classifying them as “common carriers” under Title 2 of the Communications Act. This would allow the FCC to control the transmission component of broadband Internet, but not rates or content.