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FCC moves forward with net plan
FCC moves forward with net plan

Federal regulators pushed forward with proposed new rules for Internet traffic that could allow preferential treatment for companies willing to pay more, thus ensuring more heated arguments ahead over so-called net neutrality. The 3-2 vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission opened a four-month window for formal public comments on how strict the rules should be. All sides in the long-running issue are expected to flood the FCC with comments, escalating the debate over whether the Internet needs tougher regulation to prevent abuses or be left free from government interference to foster innovative new services. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Net neutrality: In the May 16...

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