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US regulator backs net neutrality rules; broadband providers slam move

  • The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has passed new rules in favor of net neutrality.

    Three commissioners voted in support of the changes that had been proposed by the chairman Tom Wheeler, while two voted against it.

    Broadband providers are, however, set to take legal action against the changes.

    According to the new rules, broadband access in the US is now subject to much stronger regulation, and providers can no longer block connections or speed them up for a fee.

    Verizon, a key broadband provider, described the FCC decision as “misguided”.

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