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Tech companies still hate the FCC’s net neutrality plan

17
May
2014

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler kept insisting that people would be more open to his plan once they actually read it. However, now that it’s been unveiled and made available to everyone, no one likes it any better. The Wall Street Journal notes that Amazon and Netflix have both released official statements reiterating their opposition to letting ISPs create “fast lanes” that would let them charge content providers more to ensure their data gets delivered more quickly. Netflix, for its part, said it was “concerned that the proposed approach could legalize discrimination” while “harming innovation and punishing U.S. consumers.” Amazon chimed in and said that “consumers should not be denied highest quality access to the content of their choice

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