Net Neutrality Could Increase Consumer Fees, Study Says

A new study suggests that strong controls on Internet providers might force Americans to pay more for their Internet. Internet service providers would be subject to more than $15 billion a year in new fees if the Federal Communications Commission decides to start regulating them with Title II of the Communications Act -- the same tool the agency uses to police telephone service, according to Hal Singer and Robert Litan, two economists who support less-aggressive net neutrality rules.