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Internet giants press for net neutrality in FCC filing

PCWorld - An association of more than two dozen technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to create strong, enforceable net neutrality rules for wired and mobile networks.

The companies want to secure an open Internet for the future, they said in a comment filed by The Internet Association with the FCC. They want to prevent the segregation of the Internet into fast lanes and slow lanes as that will distort the market, discourage innovation and harm Internet users, they said.

The FCC is looking to create a new approach to regulating net neutrality after a U.S. appeals court threw out its original regulations in January. But the FCC prompted an outcry from Internet users by saying it wants to allow broadband providers to engage in ‚Äúcommercially reasonable‚ÄĚ traffic management and would also allow paid prioritization in some cases.