The Federal Communications Commission last week approved the first set of rules that could regulate traffic on the internet. The rules would prohibit companies that provide internet services, from picking and choosing from among those who provide content on the web. South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Steve Kolbeck says there are two sides to the issue…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/12/STEVEKOLBECK1227A.mp3|titles=STEVEKOLBECK1227A]
Kolbeck says the details of the FCC order have not been released yet…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/12/STEVEKOLBECK1227B.mp3|titles=STEVEKOLBECK1227B]
Kolbeck says it could be the first steps toward regulating the internet like other utilities…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2010/12/STEVEKOLBECK1227C.mp3|titles=STEVEKOLBECK1227C]
The new rules will probably get close scrutiny in the new Congress next year.