FCC receives more than a million public comments on net neutrality
The deadline for public comment on proposed new federal rules for the internet is fast approaching. The Federal Communications Commission has so far received more than one million comments regarding possible changes to the net neutrality principal. The term “net neutrality” refers to the concept that online data and websites should receive equal treatment from Internet Service Providers. Some telecom companies support the creation of a two-tiered system which would create premium service for those who can afford to make their content more visible and accessible to internet users.
For more on the proposed rules and the public response, FSRN’s Shannon Young spoke with Michael Weinberg, Vice President of Public Knowledge; a DC based organization focusing on internet, consumer rights and copyright issues.