Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Obama Asks F.C.C. to Adopt Tough Net Neutrality Rules - NYTimes.com

The FCC answers more to Congress than to the president, so actual results may vary

"The Federal Communications Commission, Mr. Obama said, needs to adopt the strictest rules possible to prevent broadband companies from blocking or intentionally slowing down legal content and from allowing content providers to pay for a fast lane to reach consumers. That approach, he said, demands thinking about both wired and wireless broadband service as a public utility.  “For almost a century, our law has recognized that companies who connect you to the world have special obligations not to exploit the monopoly they enjoy over access into and out of your home or business,” Mr. Obama, who is traveling in Asia, said in a statement and a video on the White House website. “It is common sense that the same philosophy should guide any service that is based on the transmission of information — whether a phone call or a packet of data.”"
Obama Asks F.C.C. to Adopt Tough Net Neutrality Rules - NYTimes.com
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