SAMMI-JO LEE – â€œThe FCC is basically taking the regulations off of big companies, but local companies can still offer high-quality internet access at good prices,â€ Christopher Mitchell says. Without net neutrality, broadband providers will be able to charge more for better access and faster speeds, or be able to restrict traffic to preferred business partners over competitors. More independent ISPs can offer consumers a wider variety of choices.
KAT BARR — Right now, the Internet is a free, open resource for all Americans. But in backrooms in Washington, Verizon, AT&T, and other telecom companies are lobbying hard to change that.