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Ars Technica: Two FCC commissioners just changed the whole game

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:04 -- Eva Prkachin

You spoke out in record numbers to stop Big Telecom's slow lane plan. Now, that pressure is having a powerful effect, as FCC commissioners move to ban slow lanes and enshrine wireless net neutrality. Good job! Now read on.

Article by Jon Brodkin for Ars Technica

FCC commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn yesterday called for stronger network neutrality rules than the ones fellow Democrat and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has thus far supported.

In a speech yesterday at a congressional forum on net neutrality, Rosenworcel said, "we cannot have a two-tiered Internet with fast lanes that speed the traffic of the privileged and leave the rest of us lagging behind."

The FCC's tentative proposal approved in May would not prevent Internet service providers from charging Web services for priority access to consumers over the network's last mile, but it asked the public for comments on whether the commission should impose stricter or weaker rules. A total of 3.7 million comments poured in, mostly in favor of stronger restrictions on how ISPs treat Internet traffic.

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