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Marco Rubio criticizes FCC net neutrality vote

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio today weighed in on net neutrality, panning the Federal Communications Commission decision to implement rules ensuring Internet service providers handle all legal content equally. In a vote Thursday morning, the FCC elected to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications utility under Title II of the Communications Act, which consider ISPs as public utilities, like phone companies. This means they will be subject to regulations designed to make sure consumers get fair access to services. The Florida Senator…

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U.S. regulators agree to ban on Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic

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The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.” That’s the idea that service providers shouldn’t intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet. The new rules say that any company providing a broadband connection to your home or phone would have to act in the public…

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