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FCC Names Net Neutrality Panel

  • The Hill, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:09 PM

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday named Disney, AT&T, Netflix and Mozilla, among others to its membership list for a Net neutrality oversight panel.

The so-called Open Internet Advisory Committee will monitor the impact that the FCC’s controversial Net neutrality order, which was adopted in 2010, has had on the telecommunications industry. 

Telcom giant Verizon, for one, has challenged the rules -- which prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against traffic requests from different content providers by slowing down or speeding up access to their sites -- in court. 

The advisory panel is charged with making recommendations to the FCC about the implementation of the Net neutrality order, and any related recommendations about preserving an open Internet. 

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