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FCC chairman downplays net neutrality differences with Obama

Grant Gross | Aug. 11, 2014
The agency will not allow paid priority deals if they are bad for consumers or for innovation, Wheeler says.

Verizon, in 2008's 700MHz spectrum auction, purchased a block of spectrum with net neutrality rules attached, Wheeler noted. The rules said the buyer "may not block, degrade or interfere" with customer's connections, he said.

A Verizon spokesman declined to comment on Wheeler's concerns.


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