According to an article on Reuters this morning a top U.S. regulator on Monday said the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is ready to stop broadband providers from interfering with users’ access.
Many Internet service providers denied accusations it discriminates against users. We’ve heard a lot of press commenting on one provider in particular, while not mentioning any names, they’re sticking to their guns stating that they do not block or limit any access to any Web sites or online applications, including file sharing.
The FCC has been looking into complaints by consumer groups accusing such Internet service providers of blocking some file-sharing services which are used to distribute large digital media files such as TV shows and movies.
The network neutrality issue also has attracted the attention of lawmakers in Congress, who are weighing a net-neutrality bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
Critics of such an approach have argued that imposing network neutrality would hinder development of the Internet by creating uncertainty for investors and service providers.
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