Genachowski net neutrality proposal unpopular with practically everyone

In journalism, you know you're doing a good job if everyone hates you. That's not a good policy to follow in politics, however, so FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, at heart a politician, has to be worried that no one--either on the left or the right--likes the net neutrality proposals he has in mind for when the Commission meets Dec. 21.

Net neutrality advocates, including Consumers Union, Free Press, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) met with FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and "expressed their unanimous unwillingness to support the proposed open-Internet framework in its present form," reports say.

The plan has never been popular with those who want a hands-off approach to the Internet, including newly elected members of Congress who, at the least, would like to have their own say as to what happens.

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