Why the F.C.C.’s Municipal-Broadband Ruling Matters, Too

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks at a February 26th hearing on net neutrality, in Washington, D.C. Credit Photograph by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, seemed fired up on Thursday morning when he took his seat in room TW-C305 at F.C.C. headquarters. For months, anticipation had been building for the commission’s decision, planned for later that morning, on the fight over net neutrality —that is, whether Internet providers should be able to charge Web companies to get their content delivered to customers at faster speeds than

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