Listeners mourn the death of net neutrality

04/25/14 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Net neutrality, Google, Netflix, Apple, Comcast, Verizon


Net neutrality supporters say a new FCC rule proposal kills their efforts.

The proposal would allow internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to charge websites for a special "lane" to provide better web access to users. Critics argue this will stifle smaller startup websites like Vimeo or Buzzfeed while allowing larger companies like Netflix to reap the benefits of better service. They say it would frustrate users who may find themselves easily accessing one website while having problems with another. There are also concerns that the added cost to websites for paying for the "fast lane" would get passed on to consumers.

But the FCC claims none of that is true and instead argues the rule would create more oversight on service providers. WMNF listeners weigh in on the debate.

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