Decoded: Net Neutrality and the ‘New’ Broadband

[Tom’s Guide]
Despite comedian John Oliver calling a Federal Communications Committee meeting on Net neutrality “the most boring thing I have ever seen,” the notion that the government should prevent ISPs from favoring some Internet traffic over others has hit pop-culture consciousness — thanks to Oliver’s own comic tirade last June, a speech by President Obama in November and general anxiety over Netflix buffering. The drama — such as it is for bureaucratic deliberations — peaked on Feb 4 with an article in Wired by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announcing his intention to regulate ISPs as public utilities, using a legal provision called Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.
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