FCC passes strict net neutrality regulations on 3-2 vote

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new net neutrality regulations today on a vote of 3-2, with the Commission’s two Democratic appointees joining Chairman Tom Wheeler in voting yes. The Commission’s two Republican-appointed members both voted no.

Notably, the FCC’s plan is now known to have undergone a last-minute revision to remove a potential weakness in its formation, pointed out by Google, that might have allowed for some paid prioritization. If you were curious about Google’s take on net neutrality, that fact should settle the question.

Country: Global

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: reclassification of broadband services, Internet freedom, industry, prioritization, revision, FCC vote, net neutrality

Posted on Friday 27 February 2015

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