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FCC poised to favor Internet users over service providers
FCC poised to favor Internet users over service providers

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to adopt a contentious set of rules Thursday that, in order to preserve the freedom of consumers and content providers online, dramatically limits the freedom that Time Warner Cable, AT&T and other Internet service providers have long enjoyed. Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler had hoped to craft rules that wouldn't involve so stark a trade-off. But in the end, the commission rightly judged that it was better to risk stifling innovation by Internet providers than to let ISPs stifle innovation by Internet users. Net neutrality rules aim to prevent the companies that connect consumers to the Internet from influencing what their customers...

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