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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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The Federal Communications Commission will vote on new open internet rules. We've been talking about these new rules for a few weeks now, and how they seem to leave open a door for companies to pay for fast lane deals. This of course undermines the idea of net neutrality, which says that all content should be delivered with equal speed, and some people are very worried about how this particular season of power struggles might play out. Count among them Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota.

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Only neutrality will keep net free, says Franken

May 14, 2014
The Democrat says an internet "fast lane" violates the first amendment.

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on new open internet rules. We’ve been talking about these new rules for a few weeks now, and how they seem to leave open a door for companies to pay for fast lane deals. This of course undermines the idea of net neutrality, which says that all content should be delivered with equal speed, and some people are very worried about how this particular season of power struggles might play out. Count among them Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota.

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