Should the FCC Mandate “Net Neutrality” and Regulate Internet Fair Play?

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Service providers can intentionally impede Internet traffic—selling fast service to favored sites and slowing or blocking others. "Net neutrality" backers say that's wrong, citing free speech and commerce. Others say the government has no business meddling in the Internet market. They argue that rules would be a dangerous overreaction to a phenomenon that doesn't exist and that such regulations would stifle investment. What do you think? Should the FCC decide what constitutes fair play on the Web? Take our poll and post your thoughts below. And don't forget to check out the debate between Barbara Esbin of the Progress and Freedom Foundation and Andrew Jay Schwartzman of the Media Access Project in the latest issue of U.S. News Weekly.

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