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Courts say the Internet is a utility, not a luxury


Will Facebook have to pay a toll to get on the internet in the future?
Will Facebook have to pay a toll to get on the internet in the future?

Do you consider the internet a luxury? Well, neither does the F.C.C. and better yet, neither does the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit which today said high-speed internet service is a utility and should be equally accessible to all Americans.

In other words, it upheld what  is commonly referred to as net neutrality, which prohibits broadband companies from blocking or slowing the delivery of internet content to consumers.

And why would they slow things down? Why else? Money. Continue reading Courts say the Internet is a utility, not a luxury