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Apple Balks at Higher Web-Access Fees After $1 Billion Video Bet

  • Apple tells FCC it opposes higher fees for faster web access
  • Company is dedicating $1 billion to make original videos
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Apple Tells FCC It Favors Net Neutrality

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Apple Inc. told U.S. regulators it opposes charging higher fees for faster internet access, just weeks after pledging to spend $1 billion making movies and TV shows to stream online.

“Paid fast lanes could replace today’s content-neutral transmission of internet traffic with differential treatment of content based on an online provider’s ability or willingness to pay,’ Cynthia Hogan, Apple vice president of public policy, wrote in a Wednesday letter to the Federal Communications Commission. “It could create artificial barriers to entry for new online services, making it harder for tomorrow’s innovations to attract investment and succeed.”