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Verizon's Fight To Make Faster Internet More Expensive

  • U.S.
  • 09.11.13 03:58 PM EDT

Verizon faces the FCC in an ongoing battle for more control over the internet. The telecommunications giant believes that they have the right to charge content providers in exchange for faster traffic. The FCC maintains that access to the internet should be free and open so that there is an equal chance for everyone to reach consumers.

The FCC says that the net neutrality, established in the 2010 Open Internet Order, will allow internet innovation to flourish. Verizon argues that under the First Amendment and Fifth Amendment they have the right to choose what speech their pipelines provide.