Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday November 06, 2014

Net Neutrality Won't Fix ISP Throttling, Here's Why

My buddy Joel over at HotHardware has posted an interesting editorial today explaining why net neutrality won't fix ISP throttling. Is he on to something or just on something? Give it a read and share your thoughts on the subject.

To understand the FCC's position, you need to first understand that 12 years ago, the Federal Communications Commission declined to classify ISPs as so-called "common carriers." Had the FCC done this, the various ISPs would've been compelled to provide service according to certain benchmarks (also set by the FCC) and would've been subject to a great deal of additional regulatory scrutiny. ISPs would likely have been compelled to rent their infrastructure to other companies.