Wheeler: Open Internet must be preserved and protected


Tom WheelerFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler denied that he’s trying to divide the Internet into fast and slow lanes. On 5/10, Wheeler responded to a letter he recently received from more than 100 Internet companies who complained about his proposed net neutrality rules, which would allow Internet providers to charge content providers extra for fast lanes to consumer homes. The FCC is scheduled to take up Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal 5/15, despite requests from two FCC commissioners to postpone the vote so they can get more comments. Here’s the letter:

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.