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October 31, 2014

FCC considering hybrid approach to ISP reclassification

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Ars Technica is reporting that the head of the Federal Communications Commission is close to proposing a “hybrid approach” to net neutrality in which Internet service providers (ISPs) would be partially reclassified as common carriers. Under this proposal, broadband service that ISPs offer to consumers would be maintained as a lightly regulated information service. ISPs would serve as the conduit for websites to distribute content while also classifying them as a common carrier to police deals between ISPs and content providers. This proposal–that would still allow ISPs to charge premium rates on bandwidth speeds–has received mixed support from advocacy groups and providers alike.

For more information, check out this article on Ars Technica.

To learn more about net neutrailty, check out this article from the New York Times.