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What are Netflix, Tumblr, and others doing for today’s net neutrality protest?

10
Sep
2014

Are you planning on watching some movies tonight on Netflix? As fall elections heat up and the FCC prepares to close the public comment period on its Open Internet proposal, a cluster of major sites and a number of more minor ones are urging visitors to contact Congress and the FCC and express support for reclassifying broadband internet under the common carrier rules that govern phone service and other utilities. This isnt the only net neutrality-related proposal on the table, but its one that could successfully block internet service providers from providing fast lanes to sites that pay more, something FCC chair Tom Wheeler has considered allowing within commercially reasonable bounds.

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