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Will The FCC Be Tempted By AT&T's Suggestion Of Internet 'Fast Lanes' Run By Users?

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    Will the FCC be tempted by AT&T’s suggestion of internet ‘fast lanes’ run by users? — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    Will the FCC be tempted by AT&T’s suggestion of internet ‘fast lanes’ run by users?

    by Jeff John Roberts - Oct. 7, 2014

    SUMMARY: What if the FCC could solve net neutrality in a way that pleased both industry and consumer advocates? User-directed fast lanes hold out that promise in theory — but might be a different story in practice.

    -- The FCC is caught between two controversial proposals as it struggles to write new rules for the internet. One proposal, which would allow paid “fast lanes” for certain websites, is wildly unpopular with the public while the other, which calls for treating internet providers like a public utility, is radioactive to powerful industry groups.

    Faced with this no-win dilemma, a compromise would be most welcome for the beleaguered agency. And, as it happens, AT&T says it has just the thing in the form of “user driven” fast lanes that, in theory, could preserve the principles of an open internet without leading industry groups to throw a fit over regulations. But not everyone is convinced.

    Read more at: Will the FCC be tempted by AT&T’s suggestion of internet ‘fast lanes’ run by users? — Tech News and Analysis
     

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