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FCC considers "wireless" joining new net neutrality rules

  • 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.
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