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[ NNSquad ] [IP] VZ Google Announcement--Regulate vs. Oversee

----- Forwarded message from Dave Farber <dave@farber.net> -----

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:53:25 -0700
From: Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>
Subject: [IP] VZ Google Announcement--Regulate vs. Oversee
Reply-To: dave@farber.net
To: ip <ip@v2.listbox.com>

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> From: Rob Frieden <rmf5@psu.edu>
> Date: August 10, 2010 6:06:27 AM PDT
> To: dave@farber.net
> Cc: ip <ip@v2.listbox.com>, Rick Whitt <whitt@google.com>
> Subject: VZ Google Announcement--Regulate vs. Oversee

> Hello All:
>         The proposal contains the following language that appears to differentiate between oversee and regulate:
> Regulatory Authority: The FCC would have exclusive authority to oversee broadband Internet access service, but would not have any authority over Internet software applications, content or services. Regulatory authorities would not be permitted to regulate broadband Internet access service. 
>         Are Google and Vz trying to make a metaphysical distinction between regulation with a direct statutory link and stakeholder consent to oversight?  Or does the deal have a missing first word in the second sentence: State? 
>         FYI my thoughts on what to do with "mission critical bits" and the deal are available at: TeleFrieden. ( http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/)
>         Regards,
>         Rob Frieden
> Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law
> Penn State University
> 102 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA  16802
> Office: (814) 863-7996; Fax (814) 863-8161
> Web Page  http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/r/m/rmf5/ 
> Faculty profiles: College of Communications http://comm.psu.edu/people/rmf5 
> Dickinson School of Law http://law.psu.edu/faculty/resident_faculty/frieden
> SSRN Papers Site: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=102928
> Blog Site: http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
> Background on new book: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300152135

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