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FCC Moves Forward with Controversial Net Neutrality Plan

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May 15, 2014, 10:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today in favor of advancing Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed net neutrality rules. The rules will allow for the creation of an internet fast lane by permitting broadband providers to charge content creators for prioritized traffic. The vote, which fell along party lines, seemingly ignored the initial feedback of the U.S. public and hundreds of corporations. FCC chief Wheeler insists the agency will only allow "commercially reasonable" paid prioritization agreements, and has a "multifaceted dispute resolution process" in place to resolve disputes. It further insists consumers will get the broadband service for which they paid, and won't be harmed by any such agreements. With today's advancement of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the rules will be published and the public will have time to comment on them over the next few months. It is possible the FCC will take into consideration comments submitted by the public and alter the proposed rules before making them official policy.

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May 15, 2014, 3:16 PM

Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be

Now they will see what will be, blinded eyes to see
This is my theory of what is going to happen. I think our internet speeds will be just like they are now. But our content fees like Hulu and amazon Prime and Netflix is going to go up. The FCC will say, "Hey look it is working and people like Zpike...

May 15, 2014, 10:54 AM

Public comments

Where do we go to actually comment on these so-called Net Neutrality proposals, the FCC's website? »

Here's a direct email address set up by the FCC:
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