Obama Urges FCC to Treat the Internet As a Utility

By CircleID Reporter
Obama Urges FCC to Treat the Internet As a Utility

President Obama released a letter today stating that Internet services — including both wired and wireless Internet — should fall under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Reclassifying broadband this way would prevent providers such as Comcast from charging fees to companies like Netflix in exchange for faster delivery speeds. "I believe the FCC should create a new set of rules protecting net neutrality and ensuring that neither the cable company nor the phone company will be able to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online," Obama said.

Related topics: Access Providers, Broadband, Net Neutrality, Policy & Regulation

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