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What the FCC Net neutrality rules will mean for Internet users

There may soon be new rules on how the Internet should work and be regulated. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will likely pass new Net neutrality rules that would keep the Internet open and reclassify broadband as a public utility. CNET's Maggie Reardon and Sumi Das on what the rules will mean for consumers.

By February 25, 2015

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Net neutrality a reality: FCC votes to bring Internet under utility-style rules

In a 3-2 vote, the agency decides to apply the same rules that govern telephone service to broadband, with the hope that it ensures the fair and equal treatment of all traffic on the Internet.

By February 26, 2015

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GOP lacks votes to challenge FCC's Net neutrality ruling, senator concedes

Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.

By February 24, 2015

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Republicans attempt to push back FCC's Net neutrality vote

In a last-ditch effort to stop the FCC from adopting regulations to keep the Internet open, the two Republican commissioners are asking the chairman to delay the vote.

By February 23, 2015

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FCC's Net neutrality plan puts wireless carriers on edge

Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to apply tighter regulations to wireless data worries some of the carriers. Others wait eagerly for more details.

By February 5, 2015

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Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015

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I support Net neutrality, but that is not what the FCC just did

Commentary: The new regulatory action by the FCC has sweeping implications for the Internet, and the price we will pay over time for this radical shift will be severe.

By February 27, 2015

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Why the FCC is right to act on Net neutrality

Commentary: The new open Internet rules are designed precisely to maintain users' Internet experience by preventing ISPs from picking winners and losers in the digital marketplace.

By February 27, 2015

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Net neutrality critics are flat-out wrong, says FCC chief

Chairman Tom Wheeler shouts "No, no, no, no!" The new regulations won't dictate carriers' rates, impose tariffs or meddle with their business.

By March 3, 2015

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FCC trumps state laws on local broadband limits

A 3-2 vote is the first step in allowing municipalities all over the country to offer their own Internet service in the name of competition.

By February 26, 2015