(February 26, 2015) – The Washington Post reports today that The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted favorably on enacting new regulations which govern Internet providers. This landmark vote is part of the push for “Net Neutrality,” or a level playing field when it comes to the delivery of services of high-speed (broadband) Internet connections.
- Read the full press release – FCC adopts strong, sustainable rules to protect the open internet (PDF download)
The new rules were approved by a 3-to-2 margin, interdicting payments for network “fast lanes,” or slowing down streamed content intentionally. There is a possibility that mobile (wireless) carriers may also be affected by the new ruling as the use of smartphones and devices continues to rise.
In related news, the FCC also granted petitions to preempt state laws that restrict community broadband in Tennessee and North Carolina.
- Read the full article: The FCC approves strong net neutrality rules (Washington Post) | PDF download
- Download PDF of the press release FCC Grants Petitions to Preempt State Laws Restricting Community Broadband in NC, TN