The Federal Communications Commission has been working on new rules to regulate the Internet. For the last year, F.C.C. Chairman Tom Wheeler’s goal has been to reach net neutrality, meaning an open Internet. This open Internet order would give the Federal Communications Commission legal authority to make sure that no content is blocked. The aim of this proposal is also to ensure that the Internet is not divided, and that the Internet service providers enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, without favoritism between media companies and everyone else. Mr. Wheeler also included in his proposal measures to protect consumer privacy, and to assure that Internet is accessible to people in remote places and with disabilities. The Internet is so vast and powerful, do we have a chance at regulating it?
Read the New York Times article here: F.C.C. Plans Strong Hand to Regulate the Internet