FCC Finalizes Net Neutrality Rules; Sets Start Date of Nov. 20
Controversial net neutrality rules designed by the Federal Communications Commission to prevent internet providers from imposing higher fees on subscribers that stream video or play online games will go into effect on Nov. 20.
However, the new regulations could be derailed by lawsuits before they ever see the light of day.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has argued that new rules keep the internet open and free.
Commission members voted along strict party lines, with the three Democratic members endorsing the guidelines and two Republican commissioners dissenting.
See Also: America may join the net neutrality parade on November 20th, if the courts let it (via Edgadget)
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