February 26, 2015

Net Neutrality Prevails In Historic FCC Vote

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler listens to a speaker during a FCC hearing on the net neutrality on February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision, defying vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill.


More than 4 million people filed public comments to the FCC about net neutrality, more than any other issue they've handled. Some of those were trade associations and companies, but the majority of them were average people, supporting net neutrality.

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