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Huffington Post: FCC Chairman makes a huge promise

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:02 -- Eva Prkachin

Internet slow lane battles are raging around the world. From the U.S. to the EU to Argentina to Turkey, regulators are considering strong net neutrality rules right now. Here's a peek at how rules compare between neighbours like Canada and the U.S.

Article by Josh Tabish for The Huffington Post

Yesterday, U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his agency's commitment to the strongest possible rules to prevent telecommunications companies from forcing certain websites and services into a slow lane online.

At issue here are so-called "net neutrality" rules - rules which dictate whether our online networks are a level playing field (or "neutral"), and how companies that sell Internet access are allowed to treat content.

Chairman Wheeler, a former telecom lobbyist, put forward his vision in an op-ed published by Wired Wednesday morning. The screaming headline is that Wheeler publicly committed to using Title II reclassification to ensure net neutrality south of the border.

- Read more at The Huffington Post