Wheeler Leans Toward Strict Net Neutrality
January 9, 2015
In a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted he was leaning toward President Barack Obama’s side of the debate over net neutrality, suggesting that Internet service providers (ISPs) should be regulated more like telephone companies. While the FCC has spent the last year working on new rules to govern how web traffic is handled by ISPs, Obama has weighed in, suggested regulating ISPs under Title II of the U.S. communications law. Wheeler said the agency’s latest proposal will be shared Feb. 5, with a final vote on regulations set for Feb. 26..
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