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FCC pushes forward new net neutrality rules that would set standards for Internet fast lanes
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:13 PM EDT
The Federal Communications Commission voted to go forward with the proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.
A previous set of rules from 2010 was struck down by an appeals court in January after Verizon challenged them.
The FCC says the rules currently proposed follow the blueprint set forth by that court decision. But the commission also will consider the possibility of defining Internet service providers as "common carriers," like utilities, which could subject them to a higher level of regulation.