FCC ruling on Internet Broadband

#NetNeutrality Here is the press release today from the FCC. I would recommend a read through before we all get buried in the spin.

http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-strong-sustainable-rules-protect-open-internet

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#TitleII

In essence, the FCC has stated three things:

1) Internet Broadband access is Title II — i.e. “common carrier”

This gives the FCC authority to regulate ISPs which authority previous court rulings have questioned

2) No “fast lanes” or slow downs are allowed for legal content on the Internet.

No special treatment of certain content providers material because they pay an ISP premium

3) There is to be no distinction between wired Internet and wireless or mobile Internet.

The FCC called this distinction an “anachronism” in the modern day.

It remains to see how this oversight and regulation will play out in the coming months, and years.

Does anyone have an opinion on the future?