“Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes,” Gautham Nagesh reports for The Wall Street Journal. 855 more words
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Recently installed FCC Chair Tom Wheeler apparently has no interest in actual net neutrality, as the new rules he’s proposing this week allow for Internet service providers to create so-called “fast lanes” for content companies willing to pay extra to more reliably deliver their data to the end-user.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for preferential treatment over the “last mile” to users, … 1,008 more words
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler plans to circulate proposed new rules of the road for the Internet on Thursday, including provisions that will allow content companies to negotiate with broadband providers for faster speeds and improved transmissions to consumers. 731 more words
All websites are equal, but some websites are more equal than others.
That, in a nutshell, is the Federal Communications Commission’s latest response to a… 608 more words
Earlier this year, a federal appeals court eviscerated the FCC’s Open Internet (aka net neutrality) rule following a legal challenge by Verizon, effectively allowing ISPs to give priority access to their own content (or content from sites and services that pay for the privilege) while also blocking or throttling access to competing services and content. 584 more words