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Net Neutrality

NAR supports legislative and regulatory efforts to ensure that broadband providers adhere to net neutral practices. Net neutral practices will be essential to ensure that REALTOR® content may be freely and efficiently distributed online.

Net neutrality is shorthand for the concept that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet.

March 9, 2015
Real estate wins with federal rule prohibiting fast and slow lanes on the Internet. That's the top story in the latest news video from The Voice for Real Estate. Other news for the week of March 9, 2015: A REALTOR® wins a lawsuit against a patent troll and NAR testifies before Congress to get legislation passed to curb these types of abusive patent troll lawsuits once and for all. And NAR looks into why creditworthy renters are having such a hard time getting financing to become home owners.
Topics: Net Neutrality
February 27, 2015
On Feb. 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web.
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February 26, 2015
The new rules will ensure equal access to the Internet by consumers, and will keep internet service providers from blocking or throttling their service.
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February 11, 2015
Congressional Republicans unveiled draft legislation that would ban broadband providers from blocking, slowing down or speeding up access to specific websites but avoid using utility-like regulations to do so.
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February 6, 2015
On Feb. 4, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler released a fact sheet setting out his proposal for new Open Internet rules.
Topics: Net Neutrality