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Obama backs tougher net neutrality rules

Monday 10 November 2014 | 16:27 CET | News
The US President Barack Obama has given his backing to tougher net neutrality rules, including extending the FCC's ability to regulate internet access. After a court struck down its previous Open Internet rules, the FCC started a consultation earlier this year on new measures. The consultation attracted nearly 4 million comments from the public, and Congress has held its own hearings on how ISPs view the issue. Obama has now given his backing to the FCC's proposals to stop ISPs from blocking any site, application or other legal content over their networks or 'throttle' the bandwidth needed

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