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Available Expert - FCC reveals plan to roll back net neutrality regulations

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Queen’s University communications expert Vincent Mosco is available to comment on the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming meeting in which they are expected to reveal its plan to roll back 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. “The FCC is currently proposing to roll back net neutrality protections 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.”

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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