Net neutrality is a good thing, says a University of Illinois expert. The Federal Communications Commission's decision Thursday makes the Internet a utility and gives everyone equal access.

“Google is one of the largest supporters,” says Vickie Cook, director of the Online Learning Center at the Springfield campus of the U of I. “They could not have become what they are today – or provide the services they do -- if the type of stratified system were in place where only the people with very deep pockets could get to the fast lanes of the Internet.”


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Cook says an opponent, Verizon, issued its statement in Morse code to illustrate how outdated the issue is; part of the Communications Act of 1934.

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