President Barak Obama has called for stringent stipulations for requirements on high-speed Internet providers to treat all content equally.
Federal Communication Chairman Tom Wheeler was advocating for weaker rules and he only listened to what the US President had to say. He did not say if he or his staff will adopt the President’s plan.
Gene Kimmelman, president of the policy group Public Knowledge, who was at the meeting in a conference room near the chairman’s offices said, “I’m sure they were caught a little off guard, and not fully prepared.”
The November 10th proposal is bound to have the President at loggerheads with his appointee Wheeler and a new Republican majority in Congress which opposes the regulations.
President Obama stance against Web companies such as video provider Netflix Inc. does not augur well with Internet service providers led by Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc which wants the rules to be simpler to allow free flow of content.price for cialis