FCC to Investigate Agreements Between Content Companies and Net Service Providers

by Bill McClellan on Jun 13, 2014 11:04:00 AM Advocacy

The New York Times reports that The Federal Communications Commission is looking into the relationships between content companies like Netflix and Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to see whether consumers are getting the speed and quality of service they are being promised.

Tom Wheeler, the F.C.C. chairman, said Friday that the decision to conduct the inquiry resulted in part from more than 19,000 public comments submitted to the F.C.C. asking it to look at the agreements and how they affect net neutrality — the concept that Internet service providers should not favor any content over another in delivering service to Internet users. Learn more.

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