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FCC approves open-Internet regulations

telecom | 02/26/2015 10:02 pm EST

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a set of rules that, among other things, prevents Internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic, or giving priority to content from an affiliate or any company that's willing to pay to secure "fast lanes" for its content. "These enforceable, bright-line rules assure 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," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement on the FCC's...