Net Neutrality News: Mozilla Proposes Internet Fast Lanes Alternative

by Karl Utermohlen | May 5, 2014 2:26 pm

Mozilla is offering the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) its opinion on net neutrality laws.

Mozilla 300x208 Net Neutrality News: Mozilla Proposes Internet Fast Lanes Alternative[1]
Source: Wikipedia[2]

In light of the recent net neutrality debate, the company believes[3] that the FCC should focus on content providers, not internet service providers (ISPs). The FCC’s current proposal could give ISPs the freedom to charge consumers more for online content such as YouTube (GOOG[4]) and Netflix (NFLX[5]).

However, Mozilla believes that new neutrality laws should work on reclassifying content providers such as YouTube. The company believes that the FCC would have better control on net neutrality if the agency’s regulations are targeted at the content providers instead of ISPs.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Mozilla.png
  2. Wikipedia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Firefox_Screenshot.PNG
  3. the company believes: https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2014/05/05/protecting-net-neutrality-and-the-open-internet/
  4. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  5. NFLX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NFLX
  6. Microsoft Issues Fix for Major Internet Explorer Zero-Day Bug: http://investorplace.com/2014/05/internet-explorer-zero-day-msft-stock/#.U2fXXii5J8E
  7. Internet Explorer Bug Warning: Don’t Use Browser Until …: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/internet-explorer-bug-msft-stock/#.U2fXZyi5J8E
  8. Net Neutrality: 3 Things to Know About Proposed Internet ‘Fast Lane’: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/net-neutrality-internet-fast-lane/#.U2fXYii5J8E

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