USA TODAY: FCC chairman revises Internet fast lanes proposals

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FCC chairman revises Internet fast lanes proposals

Responding to waves of criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is revising his net neutrality rule proposals to include a ban on certain types of “fast lanes” for content companies that are willing to pay Internet service providers for the upgrade. The revision, which seeks comments from the agency’s other commissioners, will be circulated today as they get ready to vote Thursday on the proposals. On Jan. 15, a federal appeals court threw out the FCC’s net neutrality rules — also called Open Internet — removing any legal barriers that would stop Internet service providers from interfering with or discriminating against any data sent through their pipes.

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