The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted to advance a proposal that has a far reaching impact on the future of the Internet. Known as net neutrality, the FCC is proposing rules that would prevent Internet service providers from charging specific websites for high-quality delivery of their content to consumers.
The proposal seeks to address a long standing question of the role of public policy and the ability of the FCC to enact regulation to retain an “open” Internet.
The FCC is now allowing for public comments on the proposal before moving the forward on a new set rules.
Comments will be accepted until September 10, 2014.