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FCC Commissioner Clyburn Wants Wireless and Wire Networks Treated Equally

Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn has taken an apparent swipe at a net neutrality position held jointly by Verizon and Google. Verizon and Google are proposing that wireless broadband access be exempted from any rules requiring non-discriminatory treatment of Internet traffic.

“[A]ny proposal treating fixed and mobile Internet access to broadband differently would be problematic for me to support”, said Ms. Clyburn. Ms. Clyburn cited the greater use amongst African Americans and Latinos of mobile devices when accessing the Internet.

Ms. Clyburn made her comments on August 19, 2010 during a public hearing on the future of the Internet in Minneapolis.

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