The FCC will meet on Thursday, October 22, 2009 regarding the addition of two new net neutrality principles outlined by Chairman Julius Genachowski this past Monday.
Experts expect the measure to pass 3-2 with Genachowski’s vote joined by the two other Democrats on the Commission. The vote would issue the rules for public comment.
The new rules involve preventing internet providers from restricting access to sites. This is something carriers have considered in order to manage traffic on their networks.
Those who stand to lose the most are telecommunications companies who would see increased competition from the likes of Skype and Google Voice, because they would be forced to allow the programs to operate on their networks.