Last night the FCC released its tentative agenda for its next open meeting to be held December 21. Two items are scheduled for consideration, the first being an Order (not a rulemaking or inquiry) adopting Open Internet rules, also known as net neutrality. The text summarizing the agenda item is as follows:
Open Internet Order: An Order adopting basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, competition, and free expression. These rules would protect consumers’ and innovators’ right to know basic information about broadband service, right to send and receive lawful Internet traffic, and right to a level playing field, while providing broadband Internet access providers with the flexibility to reasonably manage their networks.
Chairman Genachowski also circulated his proposal to the other FCC Commissioners late last night In anticipation of the December meeting to vote on the Order.
The FCC website indicates that the Chairman will deliver remarks on his proposal, which is expected to begin at 10:30 am today. A live webcast is available on the FCC’s website at http://reboot.fcc.gov/live/.