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Wheeler Slammed Over 'Sender Side' Neutrality

Free Press, the Future of Music Coalition, Demand Progress, Open Technology Institute and more than 60 other groups have asked FCC chairman Tom Wheeler not to take a "sender side" approach to new network neutrality rules.

That request came in a letter to Wheeler released Friday (Nov. 7).

"So-called sender-side proposals are highly questionable and could fundamentally threaten the open Internet," the groups wrote. "These proposals would split the Internet in two, creating divisions in Internet access and enshrining the notion that people or companies sending information have protections against discrimination, while users have none against their own ISP," they argue.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.