As discussed in my earlier blog, net neutrality has become a hot-button issue. Today, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler went beyond even President Obama’s recommendations to submit proposed rules that would subject Internet Service Providers (including mobile ISPs) to the same level of regulation as landline telephone companies.

In an Op-Ed for Wired Magazine, Wheeler declared his goal to attain an “open internet.” The final implications of this will depend on the rules that are ultimately adopted, not to mention the results of the inevitable litigation that will follow, but Wheeler’s proposal clearly addresses the big concern of net neutrality advocates, that ISPs can use their control of data pipes to favor some services over others.