FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will propose new network management rules in a speech on Monday.
The agency head reportedly will ask communications providers to help define “reasonable network management” – to include wireless networks – as he tackles ways to prevent ISPs from blocking or slowing certain Web traffic.
Cable operators, telcos and some competitive providers are not likely to take kindly to the proposal. They have so far resisted any government involvement in the management of their pipes.
Genachowski has been expected to champion net neutrality, especially since his boss, President Obama, said during last year’s campaign he supports such a policy.