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Open internet concept faces challenge in US

Federal agency considers new rules to charge different rates for faster connectivity and internet speeds.

Last updated: 16 May 2014 09:34
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The concept of an "open internet" in the US is under threat after a federal-agency decision on a concept called net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules which could see internet-service providers charge more money for faster connectivity and internet speeds. It is also known as "paid prioritisation".

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York City. 

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