The FCC's gaff and Verizon's pebble are on track to derail Net Neutrality
Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2014 - 12:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: net neutrality, legal, FCC
In a wonderful display of ignorance the FCC seems to be on course to end any hope of US citizens actually receiving the bandwidth they pay for and major corporations are in danger of breaking their wrists because of too many high 5's. With one ingenious move they have made over 100 years of common carriage laws designed to allow enforcement of fair business practices obsolete as far as providers of "information services" are concerned.
Today we will we see some of the the results of their utter failure to protect the interests of US citizens as Net Neutrality will be redefined to allow providers to throttle or increase the available bandwidth to online media companies based on how much dosh those aforementioned companies are willing to shell over. This means that while you may have a connection rated at 100Mbps download, that will no longer have anything to do with the actual speed you receive; that speed is dependent on how much bandwidth the provider makes available to the media service you are using.
The ruling is not yet released; keep an eye for updates here and on The Inquirer ... or just skip down to the new Gigabyte boards if you don't want to be depressed.
"IN A MOVE designed to serve corporate America and raise the hackles of almost everyone else, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to redefine net neutrality."
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