The Federal Communications Commission stirred up a hot debate this past week when it proposed net neutrality laws that would give Internet providers permission to charge companies for faster broadband, or “fast lanes.” The new rules garnered opposition from the public and service providers alike, with some foretelling the collapse of “open Internet.” Tom Wheeler, the FCC Chairman sees it differently. He affirmed the nation's tenet that all Internet traffic is created equal and assured skeptics the proposal supports net neutrality, not user discrimination. Back in February, Chairman Wheeler announced new improvements to closed captioning standards after expressing frustration in the agency's lack of quality control since it became law in 1996. For now the debate rages on. After Thursday's 3-2 vote to move forward with the proposal, the public has 120 days to comment on the matter. You can share your suggestions at Fcc.gov.
This blog was written by David Schmidt, one of Aberdeen’s detailed oriented Operations Administrators. He joined the Aberdeen team in 2013 and loves the close-knit community (including the many pranksters and shenanigans around the office). Married in October 2013, he is enjoying his new life (and wife!) in Tustin, California. He is an Orange County native, and received his English Writing BA from Biola University. In his spare time, he enjoys creative writing, classic cinema, and learning to cook.