US: FCC net neutrality revisions may be too little too late

As the Federal Communications Commission continues to come under fire for reportedly leaked net neutrality proposals that would allow companies to pay for priority content delivery, reports say the regulator could delay a vote on the proposed rules and is reportedly revising some of the policy.

Reports say an unnamed official said the changes would ensure nonpaying content providers would not be placed at an unfair disadvantage, and that the FCC must guarantee this. The source did say, however, that the rules will still allow some content to pay for faster Internet delivery.

But reports say even the changes may be insufficient to appease critics, who have championed the FCC to bar a content provider’s ability to pay for priority delivery. Companies as large as Facebook and Google have written to the FCC to promote such open Internet rules.

The FCC was dealt a blow earlier this year when its initial proposals for net neutrality were twice rejected by a court; according to the unnamed FCC official, the aim of the regulator at this point is to put net neutrality rules in place as quickly as possible.

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