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UN Free Speech Special Rapporteur Praises US Net Neutrality Decision

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, stands up and joins others in the audience in applauding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Net Neutrality during an open hearing at the FCC in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The FCC has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, left, stands up and joins others in the audience in applauding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Net Neutrality during an open hearing at the FCC in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The FCC has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BERLIN—The U.N.’s independent expert on freedom of speech has praised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for voting to enforce “net neutrality” rules for the broadband...

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