Will the new net neutrality proposal create too much regulation?

Does the latest net neutrality plan to ensure an open Internet create a regulatory burden on ISPs? Discuss with us during #GRCchat Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. EST.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler made waves earlier this month when he announced a new net...

neutrality proposal that would regulate Internet service as a public utility. Wheeler's announcement came after months of net neutrality debate, as many contended that ending net neutrality would only increase prices for content creators and Internet service providers' customers. Critics of Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, however, say he went too far in the other direction and that his plan now creates unnecessary regulatory burdens on ISPs.

Has Wheeler's proposal gone too far? Join SearchCompliance on Twitter Thursday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m. EST, for a #GRCchat on the new net neutrality proposal and how it will impact industry. Topics up for discussion include how Wheeler's net neutrality plan would impact innovation, whether the proposal gives the FCC too much power to regulate the Internet and how net neutrality will evolve in the future.

SearchCompliance editors will lead the chat from the site's Twitter handle, @ITCompliance, joined by other TechTarget writers, editors and experts.

Details

Date: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Time: 12 p.m. EST
Host: @ITCompliance
Hashtag: Use and follow #GRCchat

Is this your first #GRCchat? Whether you're a first-timer or returning tweet chatter, read the following pointers before signing on:

To follow the conversation, type "#GRCchat" into Twitter's search bar. From this page, select "All" to view tweets in real time.

Your first #GRCchat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.

@ITCompliance will ask a series of questions related to net neutrality, starting at 12 p.m. EDT (Q1, Q2, etc.). In your tweeted responses to each question, please preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 and so on, then remember to include "#GRCchat". Each tweet sent during the chat should include the hashtag.

Please note that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question (consider using format "1 of 2" or "1/2" to identify there is more).

Throughout the discussion, retweet (RT) and favorite tweets you agree with and reply to those you don't.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to SearchCompliance Editor Ben Cole. "See" you on Twitter!

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Is the FCC chairman's net neutrality plan a great step to ensure an open Internet, or would it create too much of a regulatory compliance burden on Internet service providers?
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The recent FCC chairman's Net Neutrality Plan is a fantastic step toward ensuring a level playing field for all Internet users, service providers and tech sectors. It is a red herring asking if there would be too much of a burden to the regulating agencies as that is not the real issue. The core issue is keeping the Internet neutral and managed as a public utility. This is not about burdens on regulating agencies.
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ISP's have been lax in regulating their own services for way too long.  The new NNP needs to be stronger than what is proposed.
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