Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler may be moving the country closer to the notion of network neutrality, the idea that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally.
On Wednesday, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wheeler hinted that he would support regulations that would treat broadband operations like telephone companies and other “common carriers,” opening the door for the agency to more tightly regulate internet service providers. The idea is to find a new away to prevent ISPs from building “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” for content that travels over their networks.
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