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The FCC Tries Its Own Race to the Top

The FCC seems to have taken note of the Department of Education’s controversial Race to the Top program. “The FCC simultaneously launched the Open Internet Challenge, in which it is inviting the public at a large to create apps that will ‘help consumers enhance, foster, measure and protect Internet openness’ – a kind of Netflix Prize for the Net Neutrality set. Starting February 1, individuals and teams can submit applications to the competition that do things like provide Internet users with real-time information about their network connections.” Competition winners will get a trip to D.C. to present their app to the Commission. (HT: Collin Campbell) [%comments]