Genachowski blames Google, Verizon, Comcast for net neutrality's death

With the midterm elections having rendered net neutrality more painfully dead than that woodchuck that walked under your tires (and then wriggled about in the middle of the road for a while before expiring), FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski needs to vent.

Genachowski, despite some optimistic comments to the contrary, knows his idea of "light regulation" of the Internet is now attracting flies on the information superhighway. That, he says, is the fault of the unholy trio of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and the ubiquitous Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) which, among other things, used a court victory to derail the FCC plans.

"We were on course to adopt smart, sensible rules when we got a frustrating and seriously incorrect decision from the courts that complicated what we had to do," Genachowski said at the Web 2.0 Summit. Then, Verizon and Google added flour to the already thickening mess with a working agreement that had "an effect of slowing down some other policies that could have led to resolution."

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