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FCC Set To Address Criticism Over Proposed Rules On Net Neutrality

   
9:19 am on May 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm not surprised there's a consideration of changes. After all, it was a proposal, and it's clear that there are many parties with an opinion one way or the other.

Consumers and businesses using bandwidth are the ones that will end up paying more if the rules aren't well thought through.

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, including offering assurances that the agency won't allow companies to segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes.

FCC Set To Address Criticism Over Proposed Rules On Net Neutrality [online.wsj.com]
In the new draft, Mr. Wheeler is sticking to the same basic approach but will include language that would make clear that the FCC will scrutinize the deals to make sure that the broadband providers don't unfairly put nonpaying companies' content at a disadvantage, according to an agency official.


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6:24 pm on May 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Here's some more about this from a story at USA today: [usatoday.com...] :
Responding to waves of criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is revising his net neutrality rule proposals to include a ban on certain types of "fast lanes" for content companies that are willing to pay Internet service providers for the upgrade.

The revision, which seeks comments from the agency's other commissioners, will be circulated today as they get ready to vote Thursday on the proposals.
 

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