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FCC votes on net neutrality,
allows prioritized lanes

USA Today, by Mike Snider

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Posted By:earlybird, 5/15/2014 2:12:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- Despite division on the Federal Communications Commission, the agency passed newly proposed net neutrality rules on Thursday with a provision that could allow content providers to pay for prioritized data traffic on the so-called "fast lanes" delivered by Internet service providers. The outcome was widely criticized by net neutrality proponents who fear that ISPs would use the new rules to justify discriminating against content providers who are reluctant or can´t afford to pay for faster lanes. The vote played out on political lines with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, appointed by President Obama last fall, casting the deciding vote after two

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 5/15/2014 2:40:22 PM     (No. 9849935)

If content providers can pay for faster lanes than other providers then the last thing they should call this is "net neutrality."
Even the loons of Daily Kos realize this.
Let the Dems who voted for this explain themselves to the Kos mob.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 5/15/2014 2:49:48 PM     (No. 9849946)

#1: As if the Kos Mob would ever ask them. All the dems have to do is say "the Republicans!" and the Kos Kids are off in a new direction.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Happy conservative, 5/15/2014 6:51:52 PM     (No. 9850186)

Allows? Wow! I thought they worked for us. Shouldn´t we be allowing them to butt out?

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