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Joe Nocera: Net neutrality looms large in merger

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am

It is no doubt a coincidence that six days after the Comcast- Time Warner Cable merger was unveiled, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, announced that his agency was planning — yet again — to come up with rules to ensure that no Internet service provider could discriminate against any company or website.

And it is also a coincidence — for sure! — that on the same day as the Wheeler announcement, Google let it be known that it was going to begin discussions with 34 cities to expand its Google Fiber business. Google Fiber provides high-speed Internet service, though so far only in Kansas City, Mo., and Provo, Utah. (It is about to begin service in Austin, Texas.)

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