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House exempts small ISPs from Open Internet rules

Thursday 17 March 2016 | 08:46 CET | News
The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, expanding the FCC's exemption of smaller ISPs from some of the transparency requirements of the 'Open Internet' rules on net neutrality, Broadcasting and Cable reported. The definition of small business was set at 250,000 subscribers, up from 100,000 previously, and the exemption ends after five years. The measure is aimed at avoiding costly administrative requirements for smaller ISPs. The FCC recently extended the exemption for a year and put off a decision about making it permanent while it

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