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The net neutrality battle: FCC chairman backs away, but not enough
The net neutrality battle: FCC chairman backs away, but not enough

Fans of net neutrality--the idea that Internet service providers shouldn't be able to block, slow, or favor some content providers over others--should show FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler a little love. Obviously, that's not because Wheeler's open-Internet proposal, scheduled for presentation to his fellow Federal Communications Commission members on Thursday, upholds the net neutrality principle. It doesn't; by condoning "paid prioritization," through which some content providers can pay to get better access to users than others, it does immense violence to the principle. No, Wheeler deserves some love because his ham-handed way of putting out his plan has...

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