US ISPs to face additional regulations

Friday 7 May 2010 | 09:26 CET | News
The US Federal Communications Commission has outlined plans to increase oversight of broadband service providers. After the regulator lost a court case over sanctions against Comcast for managing its subscribers' internet traffic, the FCC looked at ways to increase its legal basis for regulating ISPs and ensuring a form of 'net neutrality'. Internet access providers to date have been classified as 'information providers' under the so-called Title I rules allowing lighter regulatory requirements. The FCC's now proposing that the stricter Title II regulations, which previously have only covered

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