Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Net Neutrality: FCC Chairman's New Proposal

Net neutrality is the idea that Internet providers should not move some content faster than others or enter into paid agreements with companies such as Netflix to prioritize their data.

Today, in an editorial on Wired, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler laid out his proposal to bring net neutrality rules to wired and wireless broadband services!  The Chairman said that his proposal will regulate wired and mobile broadband under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.  The proposed net neutrality rules would prohibit broadband providers from charging websites for faster delivery of their content and from blocking or slowing any legal online content or service.

The five-member commission is expected to vote on Wheeler's proposal on Feb. 26.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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