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No Blocking Web Traffic, FCC to Say in New Internet Rules

The U.S. plans to rewrite rules that would prevent Internet service providers from slowing Web traffic from companies such as Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said the rules will seek to forbid content blocking and ensure providers treat Web traffic equally. The same goals had been included in 2010 regulations that were vacated last month by an appeals court, which said the FCC had overreached.