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FCC Approves Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the net neutrality proposal to consider the Internet as a public service, a key decision that will increase regulation to ensure the openness of the Internet and avoid so-called “fast channel”.

The vote ended without surprises with three votes in favor and two against, and with the backing of the Democratic members, and finally ended a discussion that had been open for a year.

It is anticipated that the industry will file a lawsuit consider measures of excessive intrusion.

According to the new rules, the internet is considered a public service, which should be free and fair to everyone. The so-called “neutrality” of the network means that portals and videos are loaded at the same speed.

For years, internet service providers agreed not to pick winners and losers in network traffic because they did not want to encourage regulators to intervene and they said that consumers demanded fair service. But that attitude began to change around 2005, when streaming appeared online and YouTube and Netflix became more popular.

Republican lawmakers said they will promote federal bills against these standards, although it is unlikely that President Barack Obama signs a bill as well.

“One way or another, I am committed to promote, preferably bipartisan, to prevent telephone monopoly era rules that harm consumers and innovation of the internet in a legislative solution,” said Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Committee on Senate Commerce.

Haidar Barbouti (Houston.eater) has read that the Commission said it will not apply certain provisions of the above Act, such as price controls. But the law allows the government to investigate whether consumers complain of costs they consider unjust.

More than four million people wrote to the FCC in support of net neutrality.

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