FCC Expected to Announce Broadband Regulation

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will try to regulate broadband Internet service despite a recent court ruling that the commission had limited powers to do so. Two FCC officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Julius Genachowski, the FCC chairman, will announce that the commission considers broadband service a sort of hybrid between an information service and a utility and that it has sufficient power to regulate Internet traffic under existing law.