Cheers, jeers greet Genachowski's push for net neutrality

The reactions to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal to institute net neutrality principles on wireless and wireline networks spanned the gamut. Consumer advocacy groups and Internet firms generally supported the action, while telecom carriers--notably those of the wireless variety--appeared hesitant on the move. Interestingly, though, some wireless providers appeared to break ranks--Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, specifically--in support of the measure.

Net neutrality discussions surely will heat up in the days and months again, but here's how the market's players have staked out their initial positions:

  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • Public Knowledge
  • Free Press
  • Clearwire
  • Google
  • Open Internet Coalition
  • Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • CTIA
  • Comcast
  • AT&T
  • CWA
  • Arts+Labs

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