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Net-neutrality rules set level playing field for data-intense healthcare users
Modern Healthcare

The Federal Communications Commission embraced broad net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote Thursday that ensures health technology startups and telehealth companies won’t face higher costs for Internet fast lanes. The FCC rules essentially reclassify the Internet as a public utility and will force network carriers to treat all internet traffic equally, prohibiting them from charging extra for faster service or selectively slowing down certain types of traffic.