The Senate will be discussing it’s own version of the telecommunications reform act, which passed through the House last week.
The bill in the Senate differs slightly from the bill that passed the House. The Senate version currently has the FCC doing a study to determine if network operators are deliberately manipulating traffic crossing their networks.
This bill would leave it up to the FCC to enforce their own feeling on the matter, which would likely result in lengthy legal cases lasting years and costing the taxpayer even more money.
That aside, I’m not entirely sure I trust the FCC to be on the consumers side. Many times in the past they’ve shown they can be pretty unfair to organisations if they feel like it.
It may be interesting to note, that the FCC doesn’t have to provide much justification on its rulings when it decided for or against a case.