F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic

WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead.

The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday that it would propose new rules that allow companies like Disney, Google or Netflix to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers.

Can Netflix Gain Advantage Over Other Streaming Services By Making Deal With Comcast?

Netflix has struck an agreement withComcast to speed streaming of its content to the cable company’s customers, the two said Sunday in a joint announcement. 

Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes

Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes
For a subject that sounds mind-numbingly dull, “network neutrality” is the most important issue facing the Internet since, well, the Internet.