US Senate committee to hear of 'net neutrality'

Posted

BURLINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is going to be hearing from Vermonters about a proposal that could create fast lanes for Internet traffic from websites that can afford to pay more.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is holding the hearing Tuesday at the University of Vermont.

Leahy is proposing a law that would require the Federal Communications Commission to ban so-called paid prioritization agreements between a broadband provider and a content provider.

The goal is to ensure startups and entrepreneurs have access to the marketplace and ensure consumers can access all content equally.

Under the FCC's proposed rules released in May, Internet providers would be able to charge other companies for priority, high-speed access to their users.


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions