Bringing back net neutrality rules is high on Biden’s tech agenda
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The Federal Communications Commission will confront a number of issues in the coming years, from the digital divide to social media policy to 5G infrastructure. So what could the FCC’s priorities look like under President-elect Joe Biden? Amy Scott speaks with Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017. He says one priority will likely be restoring Obama-era net neutrality rules that required internet service providers to offer equal access to content on the web.
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