FCC Proposal to Allow Deals for Faster Internet

The Federal Communication Commission took its first public step toward revising the controversial net neutrality rules that may allow content providers to pay for faster Internet connections, a move that immediately prompted an outcry over the agency's intent to keep the Internet pipes free from undue interference. In a blog post on the FCC web site, Tom Wheeler, the agency's chairman, defended his proposals, saying the new net neutrality, or Open Internet, rules he proposes -- and hopes to enact by the end of the year -- can better protect the Internet for consumers.