FCC considers "wireless" joining new net neutrality rules

|By:, SA News Editor

After their 2010 version was rejected by an appeals court in January, the FCC is now revising the web's "net neutrality" rules - the regulatory laws which ensure Internet providers do not block or slow down users' access to content on the web.

The agency is considering whether to apply the new regulations to wireless internet traffic as well, due to the rise in mobile Internet use.

Consumer groups and large technology firms are looking to lobby for the stricter anti-blocking and anti-discrimination rules for mobile web traffic. However, wireless carriers maintain that stricter rules would hurt how they manage their dynamic shared networks, leading to slower Internet speeds for everyone.