(NBC News) The Federal Communications Commission has issued an important ruling on an issue we’ve all heard about, but few people seem to understand.
Internet service providers won’t be allowed to give preferential treatment.
The commission’s three-to-two vote reflected the sharp political divide on the issue.
Republicans fear its the first step of a government takeover that will turn the internet into a stodgy public utility.
Comcast, the parent company of NBC Universal, was among the internet service provides that opposed net neutrality because it covers issues that are already settled.
Supporters say they’re avoiding an internet with fast lanes on the superhighway for those willing to pay, and sidewalks for those who can’t afford it.
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