In Net Neutrality Victory, F.C.C. Classifies Broadband Internet Service as a Public Utility – NYTimes.com

 

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the F.C.C., with two fellow commissioners, Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, right, during an open hearing on Thursday ahead of a vote on net neutrality. Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes.

The new rules, approved 3 to 2 along party lines, are intended to ensure that no content is blocked and that the Internet is not divided into pay-to-play fast lanes for Internet and media companies that can afford it and slow lanes for everyone else. Those prohibitions are hallmarks of the net neutrality concept.

via In Net Neutrality Victory, F.C.C. Classifies Broadband Internet Service as a Public Utility – NYTimes.com.

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