FCC releases Open Internet Order to grant net neutrality

On March 12, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an order detailing how it would regulate network neutrality.

According to the statement by the Chairman Tom Wheeler, by reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a public utility, the FCC aims, among others, at ensuring incentives for private investment and fast, fair, and open networks.

As anticipated (see here), the Open Internet Order will ban paid prioritization, blocking, and throttling.

The Order also includes a general conduct rule to guide service providers and gives the FCC new authority to enforce the rules.

FCC Open Internet Order and related statements are available at http://www.fcc.gov…

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