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.
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.
Technically Incorrect: Verizon issues a press release suggesting that the FCC's decision to regulate the Internet as a utility is archaic and sends the world back to the Dark Ages -- of 1934.
Technically Incorrect: After persuading people to offer input on the agency's proposed rules -- which crashed the FCC website's comment system -- the comedian crows a little over last week's ruling.
Comments suggest a retreat in the fight against reclassifying broadband as a public utility.
Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO says he doesn't believe that people should sacrifice their privacy on the altar of governments' definition of global security.
The Targaryens may have felt a throne made of swords was appropriate, but Mercedes-Maybach aims for pure comfort and serenity with the Pullman model, designed for heads of state and monarchs.
The US government agency's suggested regulations won't let Amazon deliver packages, but they generally make it very easy for businesses to use drones.
Technically Incorrect: A survey conducted to discern a consensus about the world's most famous piece of clothing shows that America is divided as to what color it is.
The rules will require tech companies to hand over source code, submit to audits and build deliberate back doors into both hardware and software products.