Senators join opposition to FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules

10 US senators have joined the growing chorus of critics calling for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to eliminate the “fast lane” provision in his revised net neutrality proposal. In a letter addressed to Wheeler, the senators warn that such an inclusion could cause drastic and permanent harm to the internet. “Small businesses, content creators and Internet users must not be held hostage by an increasingly consolidated broadband industry,” the letter says. Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal, which the FCC will vote on May 15th, would allow ISPs to charge web companies “commercially reasonable” rates for improved access to consumers.

The letter — signed by senators Ron Wyden, Al Franken, Charles Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, and…

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