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FCC paves way for internet 'fast lane' but with cost

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(CNN) -  You could soon see a lot faster access to online content... for a price.

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules giving online providers the right to charge more for faster lanes into your home or office.

The proposed changes would affect so-called "net neutrality" the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally.

Under the plan, corporations could pay internet providers for priority access; but critics say it means smaller competitors will get squeezed out and higher prices will be passed onto customers.

The FCC will release the proposal for public comment in May.

A final vote on the is expected by the end of the year.
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