The conversation regarding net neutrality softened leading into 2015, but over the last several weeks it has begun to pick up yet again. And now the FCC is reportedly about to make its own announcement regarding the controversial topic.According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is preparing to implement new rules that would support net neutrality for both mobile broadband service providers, as well as fixed service providers as well. According to the report, the FCC’s Chairman, Tom Wheeler, will stipulate that broadband companies should be regulated like telephone and cable companies are now, instead of the current rules that govern these bodies as information services.
As a result of these new rules, the FCC would be moving to rid companies of “internet fast lanes,” which some entities have been using to provide faster access to content after some monetary decisions were made by companies. Essentially, this means that companies like Time Warner Cable could not slow down access to service like Netflix, if Netflix does not pay TWC more money for faster services.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out moving forward, as this is not the first time that a decision regarding net neutrality has been made.
[via The Wall Street Journal]