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The FCC mulling new, less neutral rules for the Net
The FCC mulling new, less neutral rules for the Net

Moments after news leaked about a new "Net neutrality" plan from the Federal Communications Commission's chairman, consumer advocates in Washington began proclaiming their distaste. "With this proposal, the FCC is aiding and abetting the largest ISPs in their efforts to destroy the open Internet," intoned Craig Aaron of Free Press. "The FCC is inviting ISPs to pick winners and losers online," declared Michael Weinberg of Public Knowledge. At issue is a proposal developed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to protect the status quo online in the wake of an appeals court ruling that threw out most of the FCC's previous Net neutrality rules. According to the...

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