Genachowski proposed that the FCC formalize its four principles of network openness:
- to access the lawful Internet content of their choice.
- to run applications and use services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement.
- to connect their choice of legal devices that do not harm the network.
- to competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers.
Genachowski then proposed that two more dealing with net neutrality be added:
- prevent Internet access providers from discriminating against particular Internet content or applications, while allowing for reasonable network management.
- ensure that Internet access providers are transparent about the network management practices they implement.
All six of these principles would apply to any platform that accesses the Internet.