Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2017 22:58 UTC
Internet & Networking

The FCC has released the final draft of its proposal to destroy net neutrality. The order removes nearly every net neutrality rule on the books - internet providers will be free to experiment with fast and slow lanes, prioritize their own traffic, and block apps and services. There's really only one rule left here: that ISPs have to publicly disclose when they're doing these things.

The US already has absolutely terrible internet compared to most developed nations, and this will only make it worse. What an absolutely and utterly bad proposal - clearly the result of deep-rooted corruption and bribery among US carriers and the US government.

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by flanque on Thu 23rd Nov 2017 02:04 UTC
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I'm not well versed in the debate, but it does seem at my arms length position that...

If you already have consumer protection regulation, then you shouldn't be creating other overlapping regulation on the basis that existing protections aren't really used. Use what you already have - enhance it if required.

Tackling a lack of local ISP competition in the US is probably more valuable than trying to enforce localised monopolies to behave in a specific way. The benefits will extend well beyond just net neutrality.

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