Quote of the Day

"No one—whether government or corporate—should control free open access to the Internet."—Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler today, after the FCC "approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote."
The policy helps to decide an essential question about how the Internet works, requiring service providers to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways — and at different costs.

..."The landmark open Internet protections that we adopted today," Wheeler says, should reassure consumers, businesses and investors.

Speaking at a news conference after the vote, Wheeler says the new policy will "ban blocking, ban throttling, and ban paid-prioritization fast lanes," adding that "for the first time, open Internet rules will be fully applicable to mobile."
"Today is a red-letter day," said Wheeler. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! *throws confetti*

image of Tom Wheeler, an older white man, holding hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, a black woman, and Jessica Rosenworcel, a white woman
At the start of a meeting today to decide the issue of net neutrality, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler,
center, holds hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel
at FCC headquarters.
[Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

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