Utility Watchdog in San Diego

FCC Chairman to Propose Classifying the Internet as a Public Utility

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced through an op-ed in Wired Magazine that he will propose that the FCC utilize its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections. Among the effects that Wheeler claimed his regulations would also extend to mobile broadband providers. This means that the FCC would begin regulating the internet as a public utility, similar to telecom companies.

While the specific details of Wheeler’s plan have not yet been released, UCAN will continue to monitor and follow the progress of this proposal. Click here to read Mr. Wheeler’s article in Wired magazine.