Net Neutrality Rules Offer Few Surprises But Garner Plenty Of Reactions

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From Capitol Hill to boardrooms, interested and affected third parties are predictably pouring in on the FCC net neutrality rules that were released this morning.

The rules show how the FCC intends to enforce the open Internet policy it passed two weeks ago. Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he expects legal challenges to this order, and today’s release brings us closer to seeing the gloves come off.

The FCC released a set of “myths” regarding its open Internet rules, pushing back against the narratives that have been employed by net neutrality opponents. A sampling: “The Order does not regulate the Internet,” and “There is no “utility-style” regulation [in the Order].”

Presumably, foes of the rules will continues to press ahead, but it’s worth noting that their complaints have not been ignored by the agency.

Overall, the rules had few surprises for those who have been following the debate over how to keep the…

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