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Big broadband firms want 'unfettered power' over Internet: FCC chief
Big broadband firms want 'unfettered power' over Internet: FCC chief

The nation's biggest broadband providers oppose tough net neutrality regulations because they want “unfettered power” over the Internet, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday. In his most robust defense so far of the new rules, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler predicted court challenges by the telecommunications industry would fail. And he said the “avalanche of arguments” against regulations designed to ensure the free flow of online traffic showed that the industry’s major firms had ulterior motives. “We should conclude that the biggest broadband providers in the land have one objective — to operate free from control by...

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