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Table of Contents - October 21, 2014

Texas Panelists Offer Opposing Recommendations On 'Open Internet'

Panelists at today's Texas Internet Forum offered widely varying opinions on how the FCC should proceed in its open Internet proceeding, with telecom operators and the chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission opposing the application of Title II regulation to broadband networks, while other panelists representing smaller technology companies called for the use of Title II regulation to ban paid prioritization arrangements and/or to provide full, open access to their broadband networks on a common carriage basis.

In opening remarks at the event, which was held at Texas A&M University in College Station, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said the main questions at hand are "whether the FCC should regulate Internet service providers' network management practices, and if so, what those rules should be."

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