Politico The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday proposed rules that would force broadband providers to treat all of their data equally in terms of speed.
The proposal is expected to make it harder for broadband providers and others to get a fast and affordable internet connection.
The agency’s proposal would impose new restrictions on how data is read and how broadband providers can speed up data, which are seen as the two main reasons for high data rates.
Read more: FCC chairman Ajit Pai says his proposal will prevent ‘dumb’ and ‘fraudulent’ practices that harm consumers and the environment.
The FCC also wants to require ISPs to build out a data-fraud protection system, something that has been a major focus of the White House.
“It will prevent dumb and fraudulent practices that hurt consumers and harm the environment, such as network congestion, high data caps and the unfair and deceptive practices of ISPs that engage in abusive behavior,” Pai said in a statement.
In his statement, Pai added that the rules would be the “first major steps to ensure that the internet remains a safe and open platform for the future of innovation.”
Pai has said that he will sign the proposal.