Wednesday, February 4, 2015
FCC Chief Announces Big Win For Net Neutrality Advocates
WASHINGTON -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed a big win for net neutrality advocates on Wednesday, asking for strong authority to enforce open Internet protections. In a Wired op-ed, Wheeler said he is proposing the FCC use its authority under Title II of the Communications Act to protect consumer broadband Internet. This move will allow the FCC to stop Internet service providers from charging content providers like Netflix more money for reliable Internet access. "Using this authority, I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC," he wrote.