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New 'Net Neutrality' Proposal Praised by Library Group

February 6, 2015
 

The American Library Association on Thursday praised the Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality proposal, a stark reversal from seven months ago, when the association and 10 other higher education groups teamed up to advocate against regulations they feared would allow companies to pay for access to an internet "fast lane." The F.C.C. this week proposed to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which agency chairman Tom Wheeler has said "will ban paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services."

 
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