Net Neutrality Misses Real Internet Problem: ADOPTION
Huffington Post - about 3 years
For the past ten years, since then-FCC Chairman Michael Powell introduced the four Internet Freedoms, we have lived in a de facto net neutrality state. Sure, there have been bumps in the road where corporate overreach temporarily compromised some service offerings, in limited instances. But in those handful of cases, regulators and our system of American jurisprudence stepped in, and, ultimately, the public Interest prevailed.
In my lifetime, substantial parts of the Internet have never been outright blocked, and the Net has been and will continue to be neutral (a very strange phrase, I might add, for such a dynamic ecosystem).
What, then, is all the fuss about last week's D.C. Circuit ruling in Verizon v. FCC?
The reality is that the decision struck a sort of equilibrium between regulatory and corporate interests, and the net effect is a benefit to consumers. The FCC has unequivocal authority to regulate broadband and Internet service providers in their provision of the same. Wh
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