May 18, 2014

Net neutrality solution lies with Congress

The Federal Communications Commission is again trying to figure out how to regulate the Internet. Again, there are no simple answers. Again, it’s making a lot of people mad. For more than 10 years, the FCC has been trying to settle a fiendishly complex dispute that pits champions of “net neutrality” against the cable and wireless companies that deliver data to homes and businesses. These giant Internet service providers – think AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner Cable – have invested billions of dollars in telecommunications infrastructure: cable networks, cell towers and other equipment that connects us to information services like Yelp, Hulu and Netflix.

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