The FCC voted Thursday morning in favor of enforcing a Net Neutrality stance that prevents Internet service providers from creating fast lanes, inciting a backlash from major telecommunications providers Verizon and AT&T.
On Thursday morning, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on a new Open Internet policy, grounded by strong federal authority that treats Internet service providers similarly to utilities. Adoption of the new rules -- which prevent ISPs from blocking or slowing any lawful Internet traffic or charging companies like Netflix for faster delivery -- is considered a victory for Net Neutrality advocates.
In a February 24th opinion piece, Jose Marquez, the President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), opined that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Open Internet rules that would prevent blocking, throttling, and paid fast lanes online would, inexplicably, harm Latinos. The FCC is set to vote on these rules on February 26th.
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Today Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, put to rest any doubt that the agency charged with regulating the infrastructure of the Internet plans to do so based on the strongest legal foundation available. It's victory for Net Neutrality advocates, to the chagrin of Internet service providers.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed his support for Title II reclassification in the ongoing net neutrality debate and announced that the FCC will vote on the matter at the end of February.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai called out Netflix, one of net neutrality's most well known advocates, in a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Tuesday, saying that the video streaming service provider was in fact trying to set up its own "fast lanes" on the Internet.
Whether or not the Federal Communications Commission will favor Net Neutrality in its upcoming (monumental) decision is still unknown, but a recent statement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler may pave the way towards a new Internet revolution: streaming TV online.
On Wednesday, Netflix, Digg, Reddit, Tumblr, and many others took part in an online protest reminiscent of the 2011 anti-SOPA action to protest against the Federal Communications Commission's planned new Open Internet policy and the "fast lanes" proposal associated with it. Meanwhile, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted this week at expanding Net Neutrality-type protections to wireless broadband.