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FTC Tells Law Makers Back Off Net Neutrality

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released its report suggesting that concerns over threats to 'Net Neutrality' are a non-issue and that current anti-trust laws provide adequate protection against abuses of network power.

At the heart of the matter is the concept of net neutrality proposing that all websites, large or small, have the same right to speed and access. Major Internet service providers, however, have voiced support for tiered pricing systems that would allow them to provide quicker download times or site access for those willing to pay for it.

ZDNet blogger, Russell Shaw, has this to say about the report:

"I've read most of the report. I am disgusted. Not only does the 170-page report poo-poo the absolute necessity of net neutrality in our deal-obsessed broadband environment, but it is a shill for big telecom, big cable and big copyright.

Big copyright, as in allowing major content providers to cut deals with duapolistic broadband Internet service providers."

Read full story: Yahoo! News

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