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Verizon prepares fees for mobile users who download too much information

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday became the latest U.S. mobile data carrier to announce that it would implement usage-based pricing for Internet access, claiming the new fees would mean light users no longer “subsidize” those who rely on the company’s current unlimited data plans. Though the company currently offers a $30-per-month…

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…

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