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FCC's net neutrality plan alarms critics, but it's nothing new
FCC's net neutrality plan alarms critics, but it's nothing new

As AT&T and Verizon prepare to file lawsuits challenging regulation of the Internet as a public utility, here are the three main things the companies don't want you to know: • There's nothing new about what the Federal Communications Commission is proposing. • The exact regulatory approach has been used with wireless. • The change didn't hurt business at all. In 1993, there were about 16 million cellphone users nationwide. That same year, the FCC started regulating mobile voice service as a public utility, employing what commissioners said would be a "light touch" — the same approach that the agency now is proposing for broadband Internet...

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