A New Congressional Bill May Restore Net Neutrality (And Keep Netflix Cheap!)
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The ruling now allows Internet service providers such as Verizon to start charging different tier prices for different types of users, or to throttle traffic speeds for certain users or sites. Internet companies have long complained that some services - such as peer-to-peer file sharing operations - suck up huge amounts of their resources while paying disproportionately low fees.
Congress is pushing back, however - a new bill aims to restore net neutrality and equalize Internet traffic. The permanent solution will ultimately have to come from the FCC, but if this bill is successfully passed, it would return us to net neutrality until the FCC decides how to proceed.
Russell Brandom of The Verge writes that "the bill still may face difficulty passing Congress, but [a senior hill staffer] said the drafting made it 'as good a bill as you can possibly get.'"
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