FCC Proposal: Is Internet Access a Public Utility?

The FCC is expected to vote on a proposal Thursday that will seek public opinion on whether Internet service should be treated as a public utility like water, electricity and phone service, NBC News reported. It's the latest development in the debate over "net neutrality" — the idea that all online traffic should be treated equally. CEOs from a slew of Internet providers, including AT&T and Verizon, sent a letter to the FCC on Tuesday that argued reclassification would hamper future innovation.

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