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In Historic Vote, FCC Advances Rules to Kill 'Open Internet'


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In Historic Vote, FCC Advances Rules to Kill 'Open Internet'

Jon Queally, staff writer

Despite national outcry and protests both outside and inside a packed hearing room in Washington, DC, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of advancing a set of rules that threaten the heart of the "open internet" by allowing the creation of "paid priority fast lanes," supplanting the principle known as 'net neutrality' which says all online content must receive equal treatment by the nation's broadband networks.