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Table of Contents - July 24, 2014

Pai: FCC's Focus Should Be On IP Transition, Not Open Internet

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai today called the debate over open Internet rules a "distraction" from what the Commission should be focusing on to improve the reach of broadband services - efforts to expedite the transition of networks to Internet-protocol architectures.

Speaking at an event organized by the Internet Innovation Alliance, Mr. Pai recapped the FCC's issuance earlier this year of a notice of rulemaking to seek input on proposed new open Internet rules to replace and supplement 2010 rules struck down in part and upheld in part by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in January (TRDaily, Jan. 14). The FCC received more than one million comments on the proceeding by the deadline for filing last week.

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