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FCC to allow fast lanes for the Internet

  • It appears that the Federal Communications Commission is all set to kill "net neutrality" by allowing some preferred customers to be offered a "fast lane."

    The commission is proposing new rules, which will allow providers such as Netflix to pay extra in order to deliver their content faster. Critics mentioned that this concept won't allow Internet traffic to be treated in the same way for everybody.

    "If it goes forward, this capitulation will represent Washington at its worst," the program director of Common Cause's Media and Democracy Reform Initiative said. "Americans were promised, and deserve, an Internet that is free of toll rolls, fast lanes, and censorship - corporate or government."

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