(BREAKING) FCC approves net neutrality rules

NPR reports:

The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet."

The policy helps to decide an essential question about how the Internet works, requiring service providers to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways — and at different costs.

Read the whole story here. (For some background in our prior discussions on the blog — as well as a sense of how the FCC has evolved on the issue — see here, here, and here.)

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