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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski introduced the beginnings of a plan on Wednesday to preserve net neutrality principles in the U.S. The crux of the proposal would preventing ISPs from blocking content from one service provider over another, but allow network operators to establish metered pricing based on actual data usage. Another central tenant is to require ISPs to maintain complete transparency about how they’re billing and managing their networks. Notably, Genachowski’s proposal doesn’t reclassify broadband as a communications service; rather it relies on provisions in the Communications Act to establish the FCC’s authority to regulate broadband providers. “A central goal of the proposed open internet framework is to foster this cycle of massive investment in both the edge and the core of broadband networks, to the benefit of consumers and our economy,” remarked the Chairman in a prepared statement.