Your Internet is safe. For now.
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The Federal Communications Commission convened this morning and voted 3-2 to approve new rules that would enforce net neutrality, protecting the open internet from the vile intentions of our corporate overlords. The regulations will prevent Internet service providers from speeding up traffic to sites that would pay for the service, or slowing down traffic for those that don’t (a practice called “throttling”). This also prohibits them from prioritizing content from their own partners. This is a big bummer for Internet service providers, and all their corporate friends, because if there’s one thing multibillion dollar corporations need it’s more economic perks.