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FCC chief Tom Wheeler defends his support for new net neutrality rules
FCC chief Tom Wheeler defends his support for new net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly defended his support for a new set of rules overseeing high-speed Internet access that critics fear would give preferential treatment to big companies and wealthy consumers. Wheeler's proposal is intended to pave the way for Internet providers to strike deals with companies such as Netflix and Amazon to accommodate their traffic without pushing others to a slow lane. The agency said it would require Internet service providers to act in a "commercially reasonable manner" and all pacts for faster content delivery would be reviewed by the FCC. The possible creation of an express lane has critics concerned that...

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