FCC Passes Controversial 'Net Neutrality' Rules

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with new rules that critics say could drastically change the way Americans use the Internet.

The "net neutrality" rules are meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic.

The regulations would create two types of Internet access, dividing wireless and fixed-line providers.

The FCC would also allow wireless companies to block access to certain services and applications.

Public interest groups say that's unfair.

"Net neutrality is in reality socialism for the Internet. Everybody gets equal amounts of nothing," Seton Motley, editor in chief of StopNetRegulation.org., told CBN News "They're trying to tell the Internet service providers that they cannot manage their networks."

Motley discussed with CBN News the effect the rules would have on Internet users. Click play to watch the interview.

"Its telling these people who've spent hundreds of millions of dollars building an infastructure, who have managed the networks thus far, and turned it into a free speech free market that all the sudden they need to be regulated," he continued.

"(Telling them) they need to be shut down, and that they can't manage the network as they've done so incredibly successfully over the last decade plus," he said.

Christian broadcasters are concerned the rules could lead to restrictions on their ability to freely proclaim the gospel on the Internet.

The "net neutrality" rules were narrowly passed by a 3-2 vote.

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