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Available Expert - FCC expected to repeal net neutrality regulations today

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Queen’s University communications expert Vincent Mosco is available to comment on today’s Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote during which they are expected to repeal net neutrality regulations.

“Net neutrality is a significant issue because it prevents Internet Service Providers from favouring one web site (typically one owned by the Internet Service Provider) over another in delivery speed and pricing,” says Dr. Mosco. “Despite backlash, the FCC appears likely to roll back net neutrality protections today because it claims that deregulation will spur network investment. The result may be a shift from treating the Internet as a public utility and essential service to treating it like cable television where people pay for both the quality of service and the content desired.”

Vincent is available both before and after the vote for comment.

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Dave Rideout (613.533.6000 ext. 79648, 613.453.5676, or dave.rideout@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (613.533.2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, ON, Canada.

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