FCC proposes broadband privacy rules despite opposition from ISPs

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The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on rules protecting the privacy of broadband subscribers later this month despite persistent opposition from Internet service providers.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated the proposal to commissioners today and scheduled a vote for October 27. The rules are likely to be approved by a 3-2 vote with the commission’s Democratic majority supporting them.

The proposed rules will put broadband...

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