“President Obama had a clear message for the FCC this morning: The future of the internet shouldn’t be bought.
In an open letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the agency’s four commissioners, President Obama urged the commission to reject a proposed “fast lane” for the Internet that had been lobbied for by cable companies such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. That “fast lane” would artificially slow traffic to smaller or competing websites, which would allow ISPs to create an extrajudicial toll to have equal speech on the web.
“Simply put,” he wrote. “No service should be stuck in a ‘slow lane’ because it does not pay a fee.” ”