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FCC Releases Open Internet Rules

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Mar 12, 2015, 8:58 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC today made available to the public all the documentation regarding its proposed net neutrality regulations. The FCC approved the rules in a 3-2 vote in late February. The rules will overhaul how the government regulates wired and wireless broadband under the public utility / common carrier classification. The basics will prevent internet providers from blocking apps/services, prevent them from throttling data speeds, and prevent them from erecting paid prioritization schemes to give some companies preferred service. The FCC may have voted in favor of the rules, but it will face legal challenges before they are formally put into place. Today is the first time the agency has provided a full look at the proposed regulations.





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Mar 12, 2015, 2:25 PM

So now we have it

The full rule set is in. I personally haven't had a chance to look through it. But my understanding is that the FCC won't be over regulating the internet or introducing any new taxes. I'd be curious if anyone has any objective criticisms of the actual rules at this point.
This quote is from commissioner Ajit Pai's statement:

"One avenue for higher bills is the new taxes and fees that will be applied to broadband. Here’s the background. If you look at your phone bill, you’ll see a “Universal Service Fee,” o...
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