The Internet as we have it today is saved. The only people that were against this or large corporations who wanted to make more money by selling their products at a higher speed than other people. These Express Lanes would have been nice those or of lesser means the same service as the rich. The internet was built by people and should remain a tool of the people. DSCC said they had received millions of emails and letters requesting this outcome.
February 26 2015
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (L), Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and Commissioner Michael ORielly voting on Net Neutrality at the FCC headquarters February 26, 2015, in Washington, DCUS regulators on Thursday approved landmark Internet rules that would prevent broadband providers from separating online traffic into slow and fast lanes. The Federal Communications Commission’s 3-2 vote in favor of so-called “net neutrality” followed an intense debate in Washington pitting backers of online services like Netflix, Twitter and Yelp against big Internet service providers like AT&T and Verizon. The ruling, climaxing a years-long regulatory battle, sets a new standard that treats all Internet traffic as equal, preventing Internet firms from charging fees for better access. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said the plan would foster a free and open Internet where broadband services cannot be “gatekeepers” for what is available online.