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What newly proposed FCC rules mean for consumersFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler lays out new standards that line up with President Barack Obama's stance on net neutrality. CNET's Sumi Das explains how the rules, which promote innovation and ban 'fast lanes,' affect our online experiences.
New rules proposed by the FCC could effect every aspect of how you use the internet. From watching movies to streaming music on your phone. In an op ed published online by Wired FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler declared that the internet must be fast, fair and open. The FCC is calling for greater authority over Internet service providers such as Verizon and Comcast. Asserting that an open internet quote fosters innovation and competition by ensuring that new products and services developed by entrepreneurs aren't blocked or throttled by Internet service providers putting their own profit. above the public interest. Chairman Wheeler is proposing standard that support President Obama's call for a free and open internet. Just to ensure that a broadband provider cannot block your access to any particular content, if you're watching Netflix they can't go in. And monkey with the Netflix traffic. The roof would also ban so-called fast lanes that allow companies to pay broadband providers to push through their content or service faster than others. The real fear with the fast lanes is that, if you have some companies who are able to pay for. Priority access. Then what happens to a company that is just starting out. The Internet Association which represents major tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook, applauded the rules which ill likely pass in an upcoming FCC vote. However, lawsuits from broadband providers and other opponents are expected. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das. CNET.com for CBS News.