A fundamental requirement for reducing broadband prices and increasing speeds has been the existence of an open access regime, a Harvard University study conducted on behalf of the US regulator has found.
Twenty members of the U.S. Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, have asked the Federal Communications Commission to look into Google's blockage of Google Voice calls to certain exchanges. The request is in support of a complaint sent to the FCC a couple of weeks ago by AT&T.
Following a speech by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission expressing support for a "free and open Internet," wireless carriers are arguing that regulations aren't necessary. The stage is set for a battle over how open mobile broadband should be.