Here it comes … Net Neutrality

InternetBy The Iowa Statesman


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in an op-ed for Wired, has announced his vision for Net Neutrality in the U.S. Click here to read the entire article.

“This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression,” he said. “This proposal is rooted in long-standing regulatory principles, marketplace experience, and public input received over the last several months.”

Wheeler said he is proposing that the FCC use its Title II authority to “implement and enforce open Internet protections.” He called his offering the “strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC.”

“These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services,” he said. “I propose to fully apply—for the first time ever—those bright-line rules to mobile broadband. My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone’s permission.”