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NY Times: In Net Neutrality Push, F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating the Internet as a Utility


New-York-Times-Logo(NY TIMES) In what many consider a push towards Net Neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is said to be considering regulating the internet as a public utility. President Barack Obama touched upon this during his State of the Union Address in January.

The proposal would reclassify high-speed Internet service under “telecommunications service” as opposed to “information service” under Title II of the Communications Act. Should this come to pass, the FCC would then possess the legal muscle to prevent content blockage or the development of so-called “pay-to-play fast lanes” –  or, net neutrality.

Read the entire article: In Net Neutrality Push, F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating the Internet as a Utility (NY Times)

 

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