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The FCC's Proposal for an Internet "Slow Lane" and Why You Should Care

Net neutrality

FCC Chairman and former cable industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler has proposed new regulations for the Internet that would allow Internet Service Providers to charge more to site operators and content providers in order to get faster throughput to end users, and slow traffic to any sites and services that don’t pay up. If these rules go through, it will break the current model of the Internet as an open, unfiltered platform for communication.