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The FCC’s new net neutrality plan draws skepticism, pessimism, and fear

20
Feb
2014

Earlier today, FCC head Tom Wheeler revealed the skeleton of a plan to bring back net neutrality, calling for the commission to consider rules that would replace the now-gutted Open Internet Order. Wheeler has chosen to color within the lines of Januarys court ruling, building on some limited authority the FCC now officially holds under a rule called section 706. Net neutralitys strongest supporters have expressed disappointment that the FCC isnt pursuing the most decisive method of regulating ISPs: putting them in the same common carrier category as phone companies. Wheeler has said hes not ruling that option out, but the FCC isnt actively working on it.

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