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FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal 105

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-plan dept.
An anonymous reader writes "FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he will revise proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, and is offering assurances that the agency won't allow companies to segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes. From the article: 'The new language by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to be circulated as early as Monday is an attempt to address criticism of his proposal unveiled last month that would ban broadband providers from blocking or slowing down websites but allow them to strike deals in which content companies could pay them for faster delivery of Web content to customers.'"
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FCC Chairman Will Reportedly Revise Broadband Proposal

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  • Thank You! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Bob9113 (14996) on Monday May 12, 2014 @07:36AM (#46978141) Homepage

    I choose to take this at face value, that he really has seen that We The People want net neutrality.

    And that is because of you. You who signed the petition, sent letters to your legislators, sent comments to the FCC, emailed your friends, posted the issue on your social networks, wrote letters to the editor, and everything else you did. You did this. You saved the Internet from this attack by greedy cynics who would turn the Internet into TV for a few pieces of silver. You protected the most important advance our generation has built. Thank you, and congratulations!

  • by StatureOfLiberty (1333335) on Monday May 12, 2014 @08:18AM (#46978409)
    Revised proposal from FCC:

    We have heard your concerns and being the responsible and responsive agency that we are, we have revised our proposal. Companies like Netflix can now pay companies like Comcast to degrade data delivery for everyone else. See, we've completely reversed course. Thank you for expressing your concern. See what a difference you can make when you stay informed and involved?
  • by Charliemopps (1157495) on Monday May 12, 2014 @09:46AM (#46979153)

    It will be the "Liberty" and "Justice" lanes. Who could object to being in either of those unless they were a traitor?

    Changing adjectives to nouns makes everything easier to swallow.

  • by Guppy06 (410832) on Monday May 12, 2014 @10:19AM (#46979429)

    It now becomes the Fast & Faster Lanes

    That sound you hear is all of South Korea laughing.

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