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FCC Looks to Broaden Net Neutrality Concept

The Chairman of the FCC Julius Genachowski wants to extend and more broadly apply “open Internet” rules, arguing that everything legal in the Internet “pipe” is protected from discrimination unless FCC states otherwise. Some companies see the move as a threat to their present business model.

Most companies currently select certain services to run through their “pipe” and are able to graduate access based on how much someone pays for the services provided. Some companies believe this new level of potential enforcement could severely hamper their ability to provide their standard services, with traffic unrelated to their product flooding their “pipe.”

However, the provisions have not been officially announced so many companies and FCC have refused comment. This is one of the most recent movements in the ongoing discussion surrounding net neutrality.

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