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FCC Votes On Net Neutrality Rules

OPB | May 15, 2014 12:06 p.m. | Updated: May 15, 2014 3:08 p.m.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved proposed new rules Thursday for public comment. Some say the new rules would gut what’s known as net neutrality, the idea that all internet users should be able to access content without restrictions imposed by their service providers.

The open meeting was disrupted briefly by protesters — reflecting opposition from a variety of groups including tech companies and free speech advocates. But free market advocates, like Richard Bennett with the American Enterprise Institute, say that net neutrality does not reflect the current reality of the internet.

What questions do you have about net neutrality?


  • Richard Bennett: Visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy
  • Todd O’Boyle: Program director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause


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