FCC Commissioner Comes Out For Open Access

Chalk one up for the Net Neutrality.

Reuters: One of the five members of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday threw his support behind a proposal that would require the winner of a coming auction of valuable wireless airwaves to offer access to rivals.

Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, a Democrat, said he supports the idea of imposing an "open-access" condition on companies bidding to acquire part of the spectrum.

"We need to identify meaningful spectrum on which to establish an open-access environment," Adelstein told Reuters, expanding on remarks he made earlier at a telecommunications industry conference. "This will open these key airwaves to badly needed competition.

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