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February 27, 2015 12:38 am

Federal Communications Commission Approves Obama’s Net Neutrality Rules

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EW – The Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of net neutrality at a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26. The vote passed 3-2, which will cause the FCC to adopt new rules that supporters intend to protect and promote an open Internet.

Net neutrality is the idea that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should not serve as gatekeepers, determining the speed of traffic to individual websites. Essentially, a Verizon, a Comcast, and an AT&T should treat each website equally. Otherwise, ISPs could charge different companies like Netflix or Amazon to improve or downgrade how their websites perform.

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