Dingell disappointed with FCC broadband approach


FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is attempting to find a middle-of-the-road approach to ensuring that the concept of network neutrality applies to internet providers going forward. But powerful Democratic lion John Dingell (D-MI) thinks it will lead to litigation and delays.

According to the Washington Post, Dingell had sent a letter to Genachowski in the spring asking for an explanation of what the FCC head calls his “third way” approach, which would bring limited Title II authority to internet regulation.

Apparently, Genachowski’s response was both tardy and insufficiently detailed.

Dingell believes that ultimate authority for internet regulation rests with Congress, and he expects that Genachowski’s approach will result in both “bad policy” and “protracted litigation.”