FCC passes net neutrality rules for a free and open Internet.

BREAKING UPDATE as of 1 PM Eastern:

NPR reports that the FCC has ruled in favor of net neutrality this afternoon. FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, says,

"No one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet."

Net neutrality passed by a 3-2 vote.

According to Politico,

"Wheeler’s plan will prevent ISPs from blocking or degrading legal Internet traffic and bar them from cutting deals to charge companies for so-called Internet fast lanes. It applies net neutrality protections to both land-based and wireless Internet as well as to “interconnection” points between networks deep inside the Web."

Kudos to Tom Wheeler, President Obama, and the FCC for protecting our freedom of speech and freedom of the Internet. Be sure check out the Governor's video about Internet freedom below.

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