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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Publication Date: 
May 15, 2014
Source: 
National Public Radio - All Tech Considered
Author: 
Laura Sydell

Professor Barbara van Schewick comments on the importance of maintaining network neutrality for all websites on NPR. 

The Federal Communications Commission announced last month that it would propose new rules. In a blog post, Chairman Tom Wheeler insists that the open Internet rules will help maintain what's called network neutrality. That is, making certain that your Internet provider doesn't give a faster connection to a service that can pay more.

"If I'm a church or a university, I can put my content online, when it travels to my users it will get the same treatment that, you know, CNN's content will get or the content of The New York Times," says Barbara van Schewick, the director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.