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FCC boss Wheeler talks tough on net neutrality with Title II threat

The Register - Just days after being accused of gutting net neutrality provisions in the US, the head of the US Federal Communications Commission is vowing to take any measures necessary to prevent a multi-tiered internet.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday that the commission would continue to enforce an open internet policy, even if that meant using the Title II provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, making it subject to stronger regulations.

 

"I do not believe we should leave the market unprotected for multiple more years while lawyers for the biggest corporate players tie the FCC’s protections up in court," Wheeler said in a blog post.