Net Neutrality


The Federal Communications Commission is classifying broadband internet. And the reason this is happening is because the courts have told the FCC that it simply can’t enforce net neutrality unless it does. AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and others may not be too happy with this big idea.

A year ago, FCC Chairman Wheeler thought he could keep the courts happy with some regulations, but net neutrality lobbyists, the President, and millions of people told him otherwise. He now wants to classify broadband the same way that DSL was classified back in the 1990s as a regulated transmission service. Title II is a return to the way that internet service providers were originally regulated, under the Title II section of the 1934 Communications Act.

FCC Chairman says open Internet plan guarantees protection for consumers as web changes via @NewsHour

BBC News - Net neutrality set to be defended by US regulator

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality | WIRED

Via @nprnews: FCC Proposal Would Regulate Internet Like A Public Utility

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