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took to the Internet on Wednesday to announce the contours of his net neutrality plan. Consummate historian that he is, he buttressed his proposal with historical anecdotes, discussing the FCC’s open access efforts in the 1960s, his own failed business efforts in the 1980s, and the history of mobile voice service in the 1990s. But the chairman gets these stories wrong, in ways that reflect the frivolity of his chosen path forward. Sadly, the more apt tale from history is one that the FCC knows all too well – walking the long road to its regulations being thrown out by the Supreme Court. The chairman’s chosen path – both here and with other decisions taken under his leadership – will certainly lead the FCC to court.