While the Bush regime has been cool to the concept of Net neutrality, advocating increased government control over the Internet, it appears that the Obama administration will embrace freedom of access.

The Obama transition team last week named two well-known Net neutrality advocates to direct its Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Review team.

They are: Former FCC staff member Kevin Werbach and University of Michigan Law professor Susan Crawford.

Crawford asserted herself as an advocate for universal Net access at the annual Wired.com Tech Policy Summit, where she told assembled government and industry reps that the Internet is an essential service, “like water, electricity, sewage systems: Something that each and [every] American needs to succeed in the modern era.”

Werbach is a well-known blogger specializing in U.S. tech policy.

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