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Strife in the Fast Lane: FCC Moves Forward With Controversial Plan

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference on May 15 at the FCC headquarters in Washington
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference on May 15 at the FCC headquarters in WashingtonPhotograph by Alex Wong/Getty Images

That sound you hear is net neutrality activists howling.

On Thursday, by a vote of 3 to 2, the Federal Communications Commission took another step forward with a controversial plan that, among other provisions, would allow Internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to charge companies for access to faster transfer of information over the Web.