FCC to Vote On Net Neutrality Plan
The FCC is set to vote today on a net neutrality plan.
The new regulations would prohibit telecommunications companies that provide high-speed internet service from blocking access by customers to any legal content, applications or service.
But, for the first time, there will be a policy that will allow for what has been termed "paid-prioritisation", where companies will be able to pay for a faster service.
There will be greater restrictions on cable/wired providers than wireless:
The rules would allow mobile firms to block access to sites or applications that specifically compete with a carrier's voice or video services.
Al Franken is very opposed. [More..]
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