FCC moves ahead with plan that could give some content providers priority on Internet

The net neutrality issue continues to generate controversy.

In theory, current U.S. government policy allows for all information on the Internet to be given the same treatment by Internet service providers. But a controversial proposal on “net neutrality” was narrowly approved by the FCC on May 16.

Over recent months, the issue has gotten a lot of attention from consumer advocates and businesses – with much of the divisiveness emerging over a plan to let Internet service providers give content providers priority and improved delivery service – if they pay more.

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