Wheeler Says FCC Won’t Allow Internet ‘Slow Lane’


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The nation’s top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated. Why This Matters: Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler told The Cable Show on Wednesday that rules he’s proposed won’t permit Internet service providers to push most users onto a “slow lane” so others who pay for priority access can have superior service. Wheeler said if someone tries to divide the Internet between “haves” and “have nots,” the commission will use of all its power to stop it.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Interesting comment from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.  The development of a special, high-speed internet available to those who can afford it has been “cooking” on the regulatory and Congressional burners for some time.  Wheeler apparently will use the full power of the FCC to make sure internet access is fair, equitable, and available to all.  Keep an eye on this topic.  Aloha de Russ, KH6JRM.

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