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Net Neutrality Advocates Warn Of 'Specialized Services' Loophole

Some net neutrality advocates are worried that Internet service providers could circumvent the net neutrality rules by mislabeling some offerings as “specialized services,” the Washington Post reports. Specialized services -- which include VoIP and smart thermostats -- fall outside the common-carrier rules that prohibit blocking, throttling or discrimination. Advocates warn that a broadband provider could claim that its own online video service was a “specialized service,” and then deliver those streams faster than video from other companies.

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