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Top US regulator emphasizes on ‘net neutrality’ 10 February 2015


The idea of net neutrality is that websites or videos load at about the same speed. This means you won’t choose to watch Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime instead of Orange Is the New Black on because Amazon has struck some backdoor deal with your white label video on demand service provider to load its data faster. A top U.S. regulator just made it clear that he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in a way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent ISPs like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile from blocking or slowing down Web traffic, or striking deals with white label provider sites that provide content — such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon — to move their data faster than others.

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