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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

FCC chairman's net neutrality plan turns broadband into a public utility

FCC chairman's net neutrality plan turns broadband into a public utility:
Just as we expected, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has come out in support of an open internet by invoking the agency’s Title II authority, which will treat broadband internet the same as a public utility like telephone service. “Broadband network operators have an understandable motivation to manage their network to maximize their business interests,” Wheeler wrote in an editorial on Wired. “But their actions may not always be optimal for network users.” Specifically, Wheeler says the new rules will ban paid prioritization, which lets ISPs charge for faster access to its networks, as well as the slowdown of “lawful content and services.” The open internet protections will also (finally!) apply to mobile broadband, which was left woefully untouched when the agency passed a limited net neutrality ruling back in 2010



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