FCC revives net neutrality

by Kate Tummarello, The Hill  |  published on February 19, 2014

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The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday said it plans to revamp its rules for net neutrality, ushering in a new battle over whether the government should flex its regulatory powers over the Internet.

The future of the FCC’s “open Internet” rules was left in doubt last month after an appeals court overturned them on the grounds that the agency overstepped its authority.

But Tom Wheeler, the FCC’s chairman, said the agency is not backing down from net neutrality, and on Wednesday announced a series of steps aimed at ensuring that Internet providers treat all traffic the same.

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