Larry Downes: “The Rise And Fall Of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s Internet Empire” (Forbes)

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Larry Downes looks at the eight major initiatives Chairman Wheeler has undertaken in advance of his increasingly direct agenda to fundamentally change the nature of Internet governance. It reviews the current and often challenged legal and technical status of each. Included are the upcoming privacy initiative, the “unlock the box” project, Lifeline expansion, prison telephone rate reform, spectrum auctions, municipal broadband preemption, zero rating and of course the keystone proceeding to “reclassify” broadband Internet as a public utility.