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December 19, 2014

FCC Plans New Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission said it “will craft new rules to prevent Internet service providers from charging companies like Netflix or Google a toll to reach consumers at the highest speeds,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“The guidelines are expected to ban broadband providers from blocking or slowing down access to any websites. Supporters say the concept, known as net neutrality, is crucial to keeping the Internet open and allowing smaller companies to compete with the biggest content providers. But the courts have ruled against the FCC’s last two attempts to enforce net neutrality on companies like Comcast and Verizon Communications that provide Internet connections to households and businesses.”

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