December 13, 2010
On 13 December 2010, AIBS submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding their proposed Open Internet initiative. The proposal, which is scheduled to be voted on by the FCC later this month, would bar Internet service providers from discriminating against online content provided by competing companies. Some experts, however, fear that the proposal does not provide sufficient protections for Internet users, application developers, and content providers.
The comments submitted by AIBS recommend that the FCC clarify the non-discrimination rule, include a clear ban on access charges for application and content providers, and provide the same protections for wireless Internet service as for wired Internet service.
To read the full comments submitted by AIBS, visit http://www.aibs.org/position-statements/20101213netneutrality.html.