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FCC poised to adopt ‘network neutrality’ rules

Critics say FCC plan creates ‘vague and shifting landscape’ for rules on web traffic New rules aimed at prohibiting broadband providers from becoming gatekeepers of Internet traffic now have just enough votes to pass the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. The rules would prohibit phone and cable companies from abusing…

Franken: Under FCC’s ‘neutrality’ rules, ‘the Internet as we know it would cease to exist’

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was expected this week to vote on a set of so-called “Net Neutrality” rules that some Democrats believed would fulfill a key Obama campaign promise to ensure all Internet traffic is treated equally. Instead, rules authored by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski would allow for a greater fractioning of…

FCC’s ‘Net neutrality’ plan would permit super-tiers, network traffic throttling

Internet providers will not be subjected to so-called “Net neutrality” rules and may experiment with tiered, usage-based pricing and “network management” practices, according to new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission this month. Advocates of Net neutrality had hoped the regulatory agency would mandate Internet service providers treat…

FCC delays decision on ‘Net Neutrality’ to allow more time for public comment

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday put off a controversial decision on Internet traffic rules, giving industry and consumer groups a chance to forge a compromise while avoiding a politically sensitive issue ahead of the November elections. The Federal Communications Commission has been prodding phone, cable and Internet companies for months…

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