Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday May 16, 2014

There Are No Rules Against Internet Fast Lanes

The best quote in this article comes from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler when he said "I buy a pipe. Nobody can mess with that." I guess this confirms what we've all suspected for years, the FCC is on the pipe. big grin

While the FCC’s latest proposal doesn’t specifically authorize fast lanes, it didn’t have to: they’re already legal. ISPs can charge Web services like Netflix ("edge providers" in regulatory parlance) for a faster path to consumers over the last mile of the network because there aren’t any enforceable rules against it.