FCC to Propose New 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Proposal Would Allow Broadband Providers to Give Preferential Treatment to Some Traffic

Updated April 23, 2014 9:14 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.

The Federal Communications Commission plans to put forth its rules on Thursday. The proposal marks the FCC's third attempt at enforcing "net neutrality"—the concept that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.

Developed by FCC Chairman Tom...

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