Responding to waves of criticism,
The revision, which seeks comments from the agency's other commissioners, was circulated Monday as they get ready to vote Thursday on the proposals.
Wheeler's latest revision doesn't entirely ban Internet fast lanes and will leave room for some deals, including public-interest cases.
But unlike his initial proposal last month, Wheeler is seeking to specifically ban certain types of fast lanes, including prioritization given by ISPs to their subsidiaries that make and stream content, according to an
Wheeler is also open to applying some "common carrier" rules that regulate telephone companies, which would result in more stringent oversight of the ISPs in commercial transactions.
Last month, Wheeler presented a draft of the revised rules. But they also included provisionsto allow fast lanes to consumers' homes that content providers can buy from ISPs as long as the same opportunities are available to others on "commercially reasonable" terms.
Net neutrality proponents pounced on Wheeler's proposals and argued that they harm smaller companies and entrepreneurs. That some content would be streamed on prioritized Internet pipes is discrimination and could result in slower lanes for others, they said.
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