F.C.C. Chairman Says Wireless Broadband Could Get Stricter Oversight

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By: Edward Wyatt | New York Times

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned the wireless phone industry on Tuesday that the commission was seriously considering subjecting mobile carriers to the same net neutrality regulations as providers of wired Internet service.

Wireless carriers were largely exempted from the commission’s 2010 net neutrality regulations, which were thrown out by a federal appeals court in January. In its recent proposal for new rules on what the F.C.C. calls the Open Internet, the commission said its tentative conclusion was to maintain that approach.

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