(Bloomberg) Comedian John Oliver and the millions of people he unleashed on the FCC last summer have gotten what they wanted: a reclassification of Internet service as a public utility aimed at preventing providers from blocking, slowing, or speeding up certain content.
The 3-to-2 Federal Communications Commission vote largely enshrines current practices of the major providers, such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon Communications, and as such probably won’t hold any immediate effects for the average consumer. It does, however, prevent a tiered Internet where companies and content providers can pay for speedy access to customers.
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