Chairman Genachowski announced his staff. Men and Women (many Harvard trained) that are willing to give themselves to public service. Thank you all.
So why I am frustrated. I have been rooting for some IAB, IETF types to be the mix. No Offense to lawyers but changing law to support changes in communication in theory could benefit from some of the best thinkers about where the Internet is going and where it should go.
I am aware of some of the best Interent engineers on the planet's willingness to come work for this administration. So it was with a frustrated sigh that I read the bios of the chairman's staff. I wish you all well, but please let some of the brillant minds that are expanding and supporting the Internet be more central to your views of what you are regulating.
The rules of Interconnection and taxation that have driven telecom for centuries are being usurped by the ability to interoperate based on Internet - working meet points and almost universal ethernet structure. The Universal Service I worked to support in my youth is drawing to a close and the age of a new universal service (called the Internet) should not be judged on the existing service models.
My hope for you all is that the new laws you offer are based on a goal for service in the future and not a restriction of power we have seen in the past.
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