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FCC approves new net neutrality rules

Friday 27 February 2015 | 08:47 CET | News
The US Federal Communications Commission has approved new net neutrality rules for internet service providers. After its previous 'Open Internet' rules were struck down twice on court appeal, the regulator proposed new, tougher rules, drawing on the existing regulation of fixed telephony and backing from US President Barack Obama. The new order notably reclassifies internet access as a telecommunications service, as defined under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. This gives the FCC greater authority to regulate internet providers. The new rules also ban paid prioritization, where a

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Companies: FCC / Netflix / Verizon
Countries: United States
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