Originally published: September 10, 2014
Last updated: September 10, 2014 - 8:19pm
Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA), who represents Silicon Valley (Google, Facebook), said that the Federal Communications Commission should focus in on Sec. 202 of Title II as a way to take a light-tough approach to reclassifying Internet service providers under those common carrier regulations, so light as to essentially forbear all but six sentences.
She said that for the sake of certainty for consumers and those innovators, there is a Title II "light touch" solution. That is the argument that the FCC can forbear many of the 46 elements in Title II and focus on sec. 202. That section says it "shall be unlawful for any common carrier to make any unjust or unreasonable discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services for or in connection with like communication service, directly or indirectly, by any means or device, or to make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, class of persons, or locality, or to subject any particular person, class of persons, or locality to any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage."
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