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The FCC’s Net Neutrality Revisions Aren’t Much of a Revision at All

12
May
2014

The Federal Communications Commission is revising it proposed broadband Internet regulations after coming under fire last week from the public, several U.S. senators, and tech heavyweights like Google and Mozilla.  The revised language proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is meant to address criticism that the regulations are creating a \slow\ and \fast\ lane for Internet service. At the moment, the plan blocks broadband Internet providers from purposefully blocking or slowing internet traffic from certain sites, but it does allow ISPs to create deals with sites that would let them pay more for optimal speeds. For example, it would allow Hulu to pay for their streaming to be higher grade than what Netflix offers (if Netflix isnt ponying up for extra broadband speed.) So in practice, this would create a digital content hierarchy that would shatter net neutrality. 

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