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FCC votes to go forward with its wildly unpopular Internet 'fast lanes'

FCC votes to go forward with its wildly unpopular Internet 'fast lanes'
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After all the talk about Net Neutrality, the FCC has gone the other direction.

The FCC has voted to go ahead and allow Internet "fast lanes" where providers like Netflix and YouTube could pay for priority traffic.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said recently that the move away from Net Neutrality - the idea that all Internet traffic should be treated equally - will not hurt the smaller users. He says fast lanes would be used only when they are "commercially reasonable."

How will this affect the regular Internet user? Will all your non-streaming traffic be "throttled" - slowed down - to make room for the big players? It's not clear yet.

It's worth noting that the FCC vote only lets the issue go forward. The FCC now will take public comment on the proposal before issuing a final ruling later this year.

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Source: ExtremeTech
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