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Apple joins the list of companies defending net neutrality

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Apple joins the list of companies defending net neutrality

The company urged the FCC not to permit so-called “fast lanes”, which could eventually allow ISPs to charge for faster online traffic of online content, Recode reported. The comment to FCC is Apple’s first statement on the net neutrality debate this year.

However, Apple doesn’t express a view on the relevant legal issue concerning whether telecoms should be treated as utilities – the so-called Title II classification, which prevents ISPs from blocking online traffic.

The Washington Post notes that Apple’s position might also be influenced by the company’s future plans: as Apple expands its online services, which cover data, music and video, it will be increasingly vulnerable to any traffic blocking or other restrictions.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-09-01 12:52

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