FCC Says It Isn't Nixing Net Neutrality

In an article from Ecommerce Times, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler denies reports that the FCC is abandoning its support of Net neutrality. The reports appeared just prior to the release by the FCC of a notice that it is proposing some new Open Internet rules. The old rules were rejected by a federal court in January and tossed back to the FCC for a rewrite.

There has been "a great deal of misinformation" circulating about the proposed rules, Wheeler said in a blog post.

"The Notice does not change the underlying goals of transparency, no blocking of lawful content, and no unreasonable discrimination among users established by the 2010 Rule. To be very direct, the proposal would establish that behavior harmful to consumers or competition by limiting the openness of the Internet will not be permitted," Wheeler added. 


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