FCC Chairman Michael Powell announced the formation of an FCC Internet Policy Working Group at the FCC VoIP Forum held yesterday.
Classic bureaucratic-speak includes:
The cross-bureau and multi-disciplinary working group will be directed by a steering committee comprised of senior management and staff from several Commission Bureaus and Offices, and will be staffed as needed by attorneys, engineers and economists from across the Commission.
However, they added:
This Working Group will also reach out to key constituencies including state regulators, consumer groups and public safety organizations.
My concern is that this group will be composed entirely of old-guard telco bureaucrats with no experience or understanding of the net or scary things like end-to-end.
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