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FCC internet access rules

These are the same regulations that were announced back on the 5th, with the addition of exemptions for wireless providers.  In a nutshell:  ISPs cannot block or degrade legal traffic.  Carriers can, however, charge a higher price for higher priority.  The FCC chairman calls it usage based pricing.  The rest of us call it tiered pricing.  Wireless carriers like AT&T are exempt from these rules.

Obama's FCC chair took a back seat to corporate interests.  He caved in to big ISP demands just to get the damned thing off his plate so that he could get on with his real job.  He left it to the courts hash it out -- because the are being taken to court, first thing.

--Rich P.

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