Title II for Internet providers is all but confirmed by FCC chairman

Hmmm... this is one of those where I get both sides but I have to come down on the side that allows me to watch Amazon Prime Videos without throttling and not having to pay more to do it.

In a one-on-one discussion with Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President Gary Shapiro, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler implied that Title II of the Communications Act will be the basis for new net neutrality rules governing the broadband industry. Title II lets the FCC regulate telecommunications providers as common carriers, and President Obama urged the commission to use Title II to impose net neutrality rules that ban blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

ISPs have strongly resisted being subject to Title II, fearing that it could lead to rate regulation and other onerous provisions that apply to the traditional telephone network, which is also regulated under Title II.


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