Category: FCC

FCC Reclassifies Broadband As A Utility

Today the FCC made a historic vote, classifying Broadband as a utility and effectively put into place net neutrality.  The vote was 3-2 down party lines and in the ruling, the FCC now regulates broadband providers as they do telephone and cable companies.  This is all under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1934.  The new rules would allow the FCC to ban broadband providers from slowing down or blocking access to website and online services so long as those services are legal.  The implications are huge and you can fully expect broadband providers to sue the FCC over it.

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