The Internet needs paid fast lanes, US anti-net neutrality senator says

The Internet needs paid fast lanes, US anti-net neutrality senator says
By Jon Brodkin

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This week, the head of the Federal Communications Commission and a Republican US senator each called net neutrality a “slogan” that solves no real problems, with the senator also arguing that the Internet should have paid fast lanes.

“It’s a great slogan,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said, when asked by a radio host what net neutrality is. “But in reality what it involves is Internet regulation, and the basic question is, ‘Do you want the government deciding how the Internet is run?'”

Pai, who is touring midwestern states to meet with rural ISPs about broadband deployment, appeared with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee on Monday. You can listen to the interview here (hat tip to Stop the Cap).

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June 9, 2017 at 04:45PM
via Ars Technica UK http://ift.tt/2sL6Wom

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