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Everyone can relax now - FCC chairman proposes tough, new net neutrality rules.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Trepanated, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Trepanated

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    Tom Wheeler, head of the FCC, just announced tough new rules governing online traffic. The proposed net neutrality rules would prohibit broadband companies from charging websites for faster delivery of their content and from blocking or slowing any legal online content or service.

    "That is why I am proposing that the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections.

    Using this authority, I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC. These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. I propose to fully apply—for the first time ever—those bright-line rules to mobile broadband. My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone's permission

    The internet must be fast, fair and open. That is the message I've heard from consumers and innovators across this nation."

    Original article on Wired:
    http://www.wired.com/2015/02/fcc-chairman-wheeler-net-neutrality/

    I think that's great news.
     
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    Will the proposals end the data cap that ISP's have in America? Some of them are so low for what they offer.