The White House has come out in support of reclassifying broadband Internet as a utility.
That would be a win for “net neutrality,” enabling the Federal Communications Commission to prohibit Internet Service Providers from blocking, throttling or prioritizing Web services in exchange for payment.
Net neutrality is the idea that ISPs must treat all Internet content equally. President Obama urged the FCC to reclassify consumer broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Proponents state that the reclassification would ensure a more free and open Internet while opponents argue that it would actually stunt innovation and investment in the infrastructure and new services.
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