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FCC Chairman Backs Strong Net Neutrality Rules

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  • Govtech
  • 3 years ago

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed that his new Net Neutrality plan will ban paid prioritization of content and maintain an open Internet for all.

In an opinion piece for Wired, Wheeler explained that his new draft rules will rely on the authority in Title II of the Communications Act to reclassify ISPs as common carriers. The move ensures the Internet remains an open platform to all users. The regulations apply to both wired and wireless providers.

The plan is being circulated among FCC commissioners this week. It must be approved by a majority of the five-member FCC, which is scheduled to vote on it at a public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 26.

 

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