The head of the FCC plans to propose new rules that would prohibit internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks, reports the Associated Press. The Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, will announce the proposed rules in a speech Sept. 21 at the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C., think tank, an FCC official said on condition of anonymity. The proposals would uphold a pledge Barack Obama made during the presidential campaign to support internet neutrality, or the equal treatment of web traffic. That would bar internet service providers from slowing...

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