Wheeler says FCC won't allow Internet 'slow lane'

Apr 30, 2014

The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told The Cable Show on Wednesday that rules he's proposed won't permit Internet service providers from pushing most users onto a "slow lane" so others who pay for priority access can have superior service.

Wheeler said if someone tries to divide the Internet between "haves" and "have nots," the commission will use all its power to stop it.

Wheeler's comments come after he proposed rules last week that would replace the FCC's open Internet order from 2010 which was struck down by a in January.

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Caliban
not rated yet Apr 30, 2014
Aw, Jeez...

More double-talk from former cable industry lobbyist Tom "Dealer" Wheeler. What other possible effect could "fast lane" bandwidth/transmission speeds result in but increased profit for those willing to pay for the access?

Else why pay for it?

And, clearly, this would --by definition-- create a two-tier(at minimum) delivery system for users on both sides of the equation, so how can this idiot claim this won't "permit Internet service providers from pushing most users onto a "slow lane" so others who pay for priority access can have superior service."

The inherent and blatantly contradictory nature of these claims can only pass unremarked in a Stupidopia, and the arrogance of this mouthpiece in assuming that citizens lack the reasoning ability to understand this is an outrage,

Obama should fire this running-dog Fascist lackey in his sleep.

Fat chance of that happening...