U.S. Web Companies Press Demands For Net Neutrality With FCC
Major U.S. web companies on Monday urged regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers including mobile carriers to strike deals for faster delivery of some web traffic and planned a publicity campaign about the government’s proposal. The Internet Association, which represents three dozen web companies such as Google, Netflix and Amazon.com, made their case in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, which plans to establish new so-called “net neutrality” rules. In January, a court ruling struck down the FCC’s previous version of such rules. The agency is now collecting public comments on a proposal that would ban ISPs from blocking users’ access to websites or applications but allow some “commercially reasonable” deals between content providers and ISPs to prioritize delivery of some traffic.
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