FCC Seeks Nominations for Open Internet Advisory Committee

Author: Public Notice
Coverage Type: reporting
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Federal Communications Commission seeks nominations for membership on its Open Internet Advisory Committee (OIAC) from the following types of
groups and individuals:

  • Consumers, consumer advocates, and/or organizations representing consumer interests;
  • Internet engineering experts;
  • Providers and developers of online content, applications, or services;
  • Network equipment providers, developers, manufacturers, and suppliers;
  • End-user device developers, manufacturers, and suppliers;
  • Investors in Internet-related technologies, services, and products, including investors in broadband providers and/or online content, application, and services providers;
  • Broadband Internet access service providers; and
  • Other individuals with appropriate expertise.

Nominations are due before September 2, 2011.

The OIAC will aid in tracking and evaluating the effects of the Commission’s Open Internet rules. Specifically, it is anticipated that “[t]he Committee will observe market developments regarding the freedom and openness of the Internet and will focus in particular on issues addressed in the FCC’s Open Internet rules, such as transparency, reasonable network management practices, differences in treatment of fixed and mobile broadband services, specialized services, technical standards, and the state of competition.”


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