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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is presenting proposed rules to commissioners today that would allow content providers like Apple and Netflix to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" of connection to people's homes, but would increase oversight of those deals so they don't hurt competitors or limit free speech.
The FCC had to come up with new rules because a federal appeals court struck down old open-access rules last January.
Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to talk about the proposed rules.
This segment aired on April 24, 2014.