FCC's third way: Regulate Internet access, not Internet content

The Federal Communications Commission revealed more details today about its new plan to regulate the Internet. Previous efforts ran into court resistance, but there were reports yesterday that the agency was about to unveil another approach that would allow it to continue enforcing net neutrality (the principle that Internet providers must treat all Internet traffic equally) without hitting legal hurdles.

FCC looks at new ways to enforce net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission was rebuffed last month in its efforts to regulate Internet providers, but it hasn’t given up. The agency is reportedly preparing new rules that it hopes can promote net neutrality, the principle that providers must treat all Internet traffic equally, without hitting the previous legal hurdles.