The Internet's Key Regulator Is on the Warpath on Net Neutrality


FCC chairman Tom Wheeler really, really wants you to believe him.

As the FCC prepares to rewrite regulations that will have a major impact on net neutrality, Wheeler has been on the warpath, seeking to allay fears that his proposed rules would open a Pandora’s box and ruin the openness of the Internet.

In a speech at The Cable Show, a cable industry event in Los Angeles, Wheeler struck a defiant tone.

"Put away the party hats," he said, directing his comments at groups that opposed net neutrality, including broadband providers.

"Let me be clear. If someone acts to divide the Internet between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots,’ we will use every power at our disposal to stop it," Wheeler said. Read more…

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