Yesterday, President Obama took a strong position on net neutrality by supporting calls to regulate the internet more like a utility. Less than 24 hours later, FCC head Tom Wheeler is said to have indicated that he will break from the president’s proposed plan, moving in a new direction intended to pacify huge internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon.
The Washington Post reports that Wheeler told a group of internet companies — including Google, Yahoo, and Etsy — that he favored a more “nuanced” solution than that laid out by Obama. Wheeler’s plan would acquiesce to some of the president’s demands, but it would also kowtow to the demands of huge internet providers.
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