The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Rules went into effect earlier this month, but the organization says that its task now is to ensure that the Internet remains free of content-specific throttling while protecting private information on the Internet. In remarks made to the Brookings Institution on June 26, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that his team will take new and aggressive steps to follow through on these priorities in the fall.

Faster networking speeds facilitated by broadband connections have allowed applications and communications to flourish, and according to Wheeler, their prevalence in today’s society means “it’s pedal to the metal on broadband policy—for both consumers and competitors.”

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