President Barack Obama recently urged the FCC to create regulations that would result in the “strongest possible” net neutrality, reported FierceWireless. “The rules also have to reflect the way people use the Internet today, which increasingly means on a mobile device,” the President said. “I believe the FCC should make these rules fully applicable to mobile broadband as well, while recognizing the special challenges that come with managing wireless networks.”
As influential as presidential statements can be in the forum of public opinion, the FCC remains an independent body outside the direct control of the rest of the government. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has maintained that his organization will take into account the President’s opinion, as well as that of fellow commissioners, members of Congress, and other stakeholders. “We must take the time to get the job done correctly, once and for all, in order to successfully protect consumers and innovators online,” he said.