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YOUR THREE CENTS: Do you think the federal government should regulate internet service providers to insure "net neutrality"?
The Federal Communications Commission has opened the door for public comments on how to regulate internet service.
At the center of the debate is a concept called "net neutrality."
That's a principle that mandates internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the internet equally.
In other words, your provider can't discriminate or charge you differently based on who you are, how you access the internet, or the sites you choose to visit.
Right now, internet service providers can, in theory and practice, favor some kinds of traffic over others for their own purposes.
They could slow your connection down for websites or services they don't prefer... and speed up your connection when you visit sites they like... or do business with.
The ISP companies say they don't do that, and don't have any plans to start.
But net neutrality supporters say we still need regulation to make sure it doesn't happen, the same way the FCC prevents similar discrimination with telephone or television service.
Do you think the federal government should regulate internet service providers to insure "net neutrality"? Tell us what you think. You can vote on our Facebook page under Connect3 or you can click here to go there right now.