FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Will Talk Net Neutrality With Congress On May 20

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Mark your calendars: May 20 should provide fireworks. On that date, Tom Wheeler, current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission FCC will sit down in front of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and testify.

And yes, net neutrality will come up.

The issue of net neutrality has had a rollicking year, dying in January and only now potentially coming back to life. The rub, however, is that what the FCC might cook up and call “net neutrality” this time around might not, and get this, be neutral when it comes to the net.

Darn it, you are thinking. Correct response, dear friend. The lean here is that the FCC might allow ISPs to charge content providers for faster access to consumers. So, rich content companies will be able to tilt the playing field in their direction, harming potential newcomers by leveraging their inherent financial advantage.

There would thus…

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