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Is Broadband a Public Utility?

Robert M. McDowell

Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tweaked then released his plan to deal with the issue of net neutrality. His proposal includes tougher standards for internet providers who want to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

It’s a controversial subject, and industry is watching.

Robert McDowell, former FCC commissioner with the Hudson Institute, discussed the issue with Government Matters.

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