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Net Neutrality Win

Pretty big deal. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has changed positions and now supports regulating braodband the same way the FCC regulates telephone networks. That means banning "paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services". We can thank internet activism for this, but also the new and improved Barack Obama, who made a similar about-face after the 2014 elections. I have to eat crow because i thought Obama's new position was just posturing, but i'm happy to be wrong.

As Kevin Drum says at the first link, in absence of a new law this change in policy is only in effect as long as there's a friendly in the White House and the courts don't strike it down for some reason, but it's still good news.

By fnord12 | February 4, 2015, 1:41 PM | Liberal Outrage