The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken the first step towards adopting new regulations that could create fast lanes for internet traffic from websites that can afford to pay for the privilege.
Thursday's recommendation, passed by a 3-2, vote, moves the proposed rules governing "net neutrality" into a formal public comment period.
After the 120-day period ends, the FCC will revise the proposal and vote on a final set of rules. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants the rules in place by the end of this year.
Here are some things to know about the proposed rules and net neutrality:Under the proposed rules, internet providers would be able to charge other companies for priority, high-speed access to their users.
A previous set of rules adopted in 2010 was struck down by an appeals court in January after Verizon challenged them. The FCC says the revised regulations now under consideration follow the blueprint set forth by that court decision.
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