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FCC Considers New Net Neutrality Rules

Mike Ludwig @ Truthout - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it would write new net neutrality rules to prevent telecommunications companies from blocking, slowing or otherwise discriminating against web content. 

Last month, a federal appeals court threw out the FCC's 2010 net neutrality rules after a legal challenge from Verizon. The court said the FCC has some authority to protect consumers and regulate Internet service provides but declared the 2010 rules invalid because the agency had failed to classify the Internet as a "common carrier" service like telephones that could be regulated more like a public utility.  Read more.

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