FCC moves toward net neutrality rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, in taking the first step toward creating net neutrality rules earlier this year, has reignited a contentious debate about government regulation of the Internet.Opponents of new net neutrality rules argue that an FCC proposal released in October would create intrusive new rules for the Internet and would mark a major shift in the U.S. government’s generally hands-off approach to Web regulation. The FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules would, among other things, require Internet service providers to “treat lawful content, applications, and services in a nondiscriminatory manner.”To read this IDG report in full, see:

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