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FTC urges caution on net neutrality

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Thu Jun 28 2007, 08:24
THE US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is urging a cautious approach on regulation of Internet traffic.

The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Deborah Platt Majoras, has recommended against additional regulation of high-speed Internet traffic.

Lawmakers are under pressure from user groups to create laws that will prevent the creation of a two-tiered internet, with people paying more to get a better service.

Majoras said that policymakers should proceed cautiously when it comes to "net neutrality".

Majoras said that without evidence of "market failure or demonstrated consumer harm, policy makers should be particularly hesitant to enact new regulation in this area."

The comments are seen as supporting AT&T and Comcast's call to abandon any attempts at net neutrality regulation.

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