Tag: Tom Wheele

US Congress on the Future of the Internet. 4 issues to watch out for

Broadband, Business, Internet
The net neutrality fight will enter a new phase on Tuesday when the embattled head of the Federal Communications Commission faces questioning from Congress over his controversial proposal to revamp how the Internet works. Writes Gerry Smith on Huffingtonpost FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's solo appearance before the House subcommittee on communications and technology comes just days after the commission voted 3 to 2 to move forward with proposed rules that would allow Internet providers to charge Web companies like Netflix for faster access to customers. The proposed rules sparked a firestorm of criticism from advocates and tech companies who believe a so-called "two-lane Internet" would violate the popular notion of net neutrality, or the idea that all Web traffic should be treated equally. I