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- Dec 30, 2010
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Check out this great news regarding the future of Net Neutrality. The US FCC is finally ready to make a ruling and it looks like they will favor strong net neutrality rules and possibly classify ISPs under the Title II Classification of the Telecommunications Act. Here's a quote with more of the details for folks following this important topic,
A new report says that the Federal Communications Commission could propose a set of regulations Thursday that would support net neutrality for both fixed and mobile broadband service providers. The proposal is likely to be similar to the ones that President Barack Obama announced in November 2014.
The Wall Street Journal reports that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will state that broadband providers should be regulated like telephone and cable companies under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, rather than information services. This change would allow the FCC more control over those broadband companies.
As part of these new regulations, Wheeler will also reportedly do away with so-called "fast lanes" for access to sites and services. That means ISPs would not be able to slow down speeds to certain websites and services like Netflix unless those companies pay those broadband providers extra for fast access. ~ WC
It's about time reasonable heads prevail. Of course, this issue will likely be tied up in court for another few years.