US FCC to Formally Approve New Rules on How Internet Users Access Content
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is on course to approve a set of controversial new protocols that will govern how internet users gain access to content provided on sites such as YouTube and Skype.
The new rules would essentially create two levels of internet access, one for regular fixed broadband connections and another for wireless and mobile internet providers.
The new laws will prevent fixed line internet providers from blocking content and online services from rival companies and will also be prevented from providing preferential treatment to paying clients.
The new framework will also allow for mobile ISPs to charge for providing more efficient delivery of content to American homes, while also allowing wireless services to block access to content provided it isn’t content provided by their competitors.