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FCC Ready for Net Regulations

DECEMBER 21, 2010

“Federal regulators are poised to enact controversial new rules affecting Internet access, marking the government’s strongest move yet to ensure that Facebook updates, Google searches and Skype calls reach consumers’ homes unimpeded. Under the regulations, companies that carry the Internet into American homes would not be allowed to block Web sites that offer rival services, nor would they be permitted to play favorites by dividing delivery of Internet content into fast and slow lanes.” (Washington Post)

How can greater government control be an improvement?

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“Net Neutrality or Government Brutality?” by Adam B. Summers

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