• The US House of Representatives and the US Senate are out of session. The Senate returns September 13, 2010, and the House returns September 14, 2010.
  • A few members of Congress have issued statements reacting to the FCC’s Further Inquiry in the Open Internet proceeding. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., stated that “It is my hope that the FCC will move quickly to complete its ‘Third Way’ proceeding in order to protect consumers, safeguard fair competition, and preserve the openness that has enabled the Internet to become the most successful communications and commercial medium in history.” Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., stated that “considering that net neutrality is the primary reason for the Chairman’s misguided attempt to re-regulate the internet under heavy-handed monopoly rules, I hope he puts his reclassification plans on the shelf indefinitely. It would be a mistake for the FCC to go down the Title II rabbit hole when it doesn’t even fully understand where it wants to go on net neutrality. Either way, the FCC should avoid taking a heavy-handed approach to the Internet that might stifle innovation and investment in broadband services.”