Support for net neutrality

| 20/10/2009

(BBC): A group of the world’s largest internet companies has written a letter of support to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The letter is the latest in an ongoing debate about "network neutrality" – or how data is distributed on the web. Some internet providers have called for a tiered system, in which bandwidth-heavy data like videos travel slower. The FCC is opposed to this and wants to preserve an open internet in which all data is treated equally. The letter, signed by the chief executives of Google, Ebay, Skype, Facebook and Amazon among others, says that maintaining data neutrality helps businesses to compete on the basis of content alone.

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