Coalition to FCC: Stop Waffling On Net Neutrality

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Updated on, a coalition pushing for open Internet, says it served up breakfast for Federal Communications Commission staffers coming to work Thursday morning (Sept 23) as a form of protest.

Waffles and syrup were on the menu, according to an e-mail from the group as a signal to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski to stop "waffling" and enact new network neutrality rules.

"The longer the FCC ponders the politics of Net Neutrality, the longer the public is left unprotected," said Craig Aaron, managing director of Free Press, which spearheads the coalition. "The public can't afford to wait much longer for the FCC to stop waffling and move forward on enacting real Net Neutrality rules to ensure that the Internet remains open for everyone."

The group concedes that the chairman's effort to expand and codify those rules was impeded by the court ruling in the BitTorrent case, but says that instead of quickly establishing the regulatory called into question by the decision he has "wavered and delayed."

Genachowski told Multichannel News earlier in the week in an e-mailed statement that he remained committed to an open Internet.